Jonathan Safran Foer and Frank Bruni spoke about their books about food in an affluent country. They focused on the place of meat and… read more
Jonathan Safran Foer and Frank Bruni spoke about their books about food in an affluent country. They focused on the place of meat and other food in the culture and ways of thinking and acting about food. They debated ethical questions about eating meat, which runs the gamut from factory farms to vegetarianism. Topics included the treatment of animals, environmental aspects, and the economic impact on less affluent people of an end to factory farming. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Abigail Pogrebin moderated.
Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of Eating Anmials (Little, Brown and Company; November 2, 2009). In his book about his decision to become a vegetarian he explores the stories Americans use to justify their eating meat-eating habits.
Former New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni is the author of Born Round: The Secret History of a Full Time Eater (Penguin Press; August 20, 2009). His book about his relationship with food includes his battles with eating disorders.
“Who Knew Food Could be So Fraught?” was a 7:30 p.m. panel on Monday, December 7, 2009, at the JCC in Manhattan. It was part of Abigail Pogrebin’s interview series “What Everyone’s Talking About.” close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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