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Devoured: A Journey into the American Food Psyche
Lecture | October 27 | 5-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Sophie Egan, Director of Programs and Culinary Nutrition, The Culinary Institute of America
Jaspal Sandhu, Lecturer, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Anyone in the public health world knows that people's behaviors are shaped by their environments. But an often overlooked aspect of the environment is the cultural environment. How do the values that define our national characterwork, freedom, and progressshape our eating habits, the good and the bad? This is the question that Sophie Egan, food writer, UC Berkeley SPH alum, and Culinary Institute of America program director, addresses in her provocative, eye-opening book, Devoured. In Devoured, Sophie holds a mirror up to daily life, revealing the deeper meaning behind our food choices: from around-the-clock snacking to "Sad Desk Lunch;" from the American obsession with having it our way to "Stunt Foods" like Doritos Locos Tacos.
This event is free and open to the public, however please register using this form if you plan to attend. If the event reaches capacity, registered guests will receive priority seating until 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the talk.
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