Food Day Event

Miriam's Kitchen, Freshfarm Markets, Todd Gray, Michael James, and Gus Schumacher present Food=Community

Come Join Us at 5:30 for Hot Cider and Homemade Cookies Before the Discussion!

Food is at the center of our lives. It has always had the power to bring people together, whether in celebration of a new birth or in the recognition of a life well-lived. We'll examine these perspectives through the lenses of Chef Todd Gray, policy expert Gus Schumacher, along with the co-founder of FreshFarm markets Ann Yonkers and one of her farming vendors Michael James. 

Could our modern society have lost sight of the larger purpose of food? Has it left behind some of the most cherished tenets that food provides like community, understanding and sharing?  Has food been boiled down to commodities that are traded; processed to be product, an afterthought in a drive-thru on the way home from work? 

In this dialog we will examine the power of food and the binding ties that food has to our community and society. The discussion moderated by John Murphy, Director of Kitchen Operations at Miriam’s Kitchen, will demonstrate how a holistic view of food, from the basic to the compelling, can strengthen our connections to each other. We'll examine the connection between chefs and farmers—represented by Todd Gray of Equinox and Salamander and Michael James from Blueberry Hill—while government policies such as SNAP will be discussed by James Beard award winner Gus Schumacher and Ann Yonkers of FreshFarm Markets. 

And we’ll be joined by some of the best food trucks DC has to offer – Pull up a chair and let’s discuss food!

October 23, 2013 at 6pm - 8pm
GW Square at Foggy Bottom Metro
911 23rd St NW
Washington, DC 20052
United States
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