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Food Book Club With Illinois Stewardship Alliance

  • Hopewell Brewing 2760 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL, 60647 United States (map)

Our first food book club of 2019 will be held on March 28th, 2019 at Hopewell Brewing (2760 N Milwaukee in Logan Square). We will be discussing "Coming to My Senses : The Making of a Counterculture Cook" the 2017 memoir by Alice Waters. As an advocate for nutrition (edible) education and as a Slow Food Ambassador (not to mention her expertise as a restauranteur, opening Chez Panisse at the age of 27), Alice is a champion for the ideals of knowing where our food comes from as well as knowing the farmers who grow our food. In tandem with this conversation, Liz Stelk of the Illinois Stewardship Alliance, will be joining us to discuss some of the policy issues ISA is engaged with locally. If this book moves you to take action and advocate for a better food system, you can also join ISA for Local Food Lobby Days in Springfield, IL on April 10th (more info at In the meantime, happy reading!

"When you eat fast food, you not only eat the food that is unhealthy for you, but you digest the values that comes with that food. And they're really about fast, cheap and easy. It's so important that we understand that things can be affordable, but they can never be cheap, because, if they're cheap, somebody's missing out. The fast food culture tells us that, you know, cooking is not something important, and it can be in the basement, it can be in the back, when, in fact, it's the most important work that we do."
-Alice Waters

Earlier Event: March 23
Slow Seeds Booth at Good Food EXPO
Later Event: April 20
preSERVE Garden 1st Volunteer Day