The Portsmouth Historical Society, as part of their “Sunday Salons” series, presents Michelle Moon, of Slow Food Seacoast, in “Food for Thought”:
Food for Thought
Sunday, October 25 at 2 p.m.
Discover Portsmouth Center, corner of Middle & Islington Streets, Portsmouth, NH
Tickets: $10 ($7 for PHS members) and may be purchased at the door
Organic. Conventional. Eat Local. Free-range. Food Miles. Grass-fed. Slow Food. These and other buzzwords are popping up more and more, as Americans reflect upon the sources of food and its journey to our plates. It’s a current topic — but it has roots in our past. Join Slow Food Seacoast co-Leader, Moon, to discover how and why our food system has developed as it has, and how new partnerships among local museums, historic sites, and food organizations are helping people learn from the past to build a healthier food future.
Moon has been interested in food history and folklife since she learned to cook in the kitchens of her two grandmothers, one Yankee and one Texan. As director of education at Strawbery Banke, she oversaw the development of the Foodways Program, in which a team of skilled interpreters researches and prepares dishes dating from the 1790s to the 1950s. She is co-leader of Slow Food Seacoast, an active community group seeking to promote good, clean, and fair food on the Seacoast and worldwide. A graduate of Connecticut College, she has worked in museums and educational settings for more than 15 years.
For information, contact the Portsmouth Historical Society: www.portsmouthhistory.org, (603) 436-8420, firstname.lastname@example.org.