Cape May Forum: The Politics of Food in the 21st Century

Posted 9/14/11

Cape May, NJ — Food is hot.

Buzz words like heirloom tomatoes, slow food and sustainable farming are sprouting up in conversations locally and across the country.

Chefs and farmers have become our new heroes.

We pay attention to where our food is coming from. We worry about future food shortages.

The Cape May Forum is devoting two September weekends to what it calls the "politics of food."

From September 15 to 25, Cape May Forum presents a series of discussions, workshops, and a host of arts and cultural offerings coordinated around the theme.

Each Friday, Saturday and Sunday there'll be a keynote speaker, panel discussions, demonstrations, book signings and chef-hosted dinners.

The first keynote speaker Saturday, September 17, is Amy Cotler, author of The Locavore Way. Cotler's an ardent farm to table food advocate. She speaks at 10AM.

Another speaker foodies won't want to miss is Joel Salatin. The third generation Virginia farmer turned folk hero gained notoriety in Michael Pollan's book "The Ominivore's Dilmena." He speaks Saturday, September 24th at 10AM.

Both programs are at Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish Hall, 525 Washington Street Mall, Cape May.

You can get tickets for the entire weekend or for just one day at the Washington Street Mall Info Booth. (Meals are not included.) A one day pass is $75, two day pass is $125, three day pass is $175.


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