Puget Sound English Department

August 19, 2009

Writing about Food

Filed under: Activities off Campus — ATH @ 7:38 pm
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Indexing Nature's Bounty

Indexing Nature's Bounty

In summer, the Northwest turns to thoughts of gardens, farmer’s markets, and the elusive search for the perfect tomato. We literary types are not immune, especially when thinking about food and agriculture leads to writing about them.

Author and farmer David Mas Matsumoto will be reading at Tacoma’s venerable King’s Books on Monday, August 24, at 7 p.m. His latest book, Wisdom of the Last Farmer, is both a look at the role of farming in helping his father recover from a stroke and the continuing tale of a generation of Japanese-Americans whose land and rights were stripped from them during the WWII internments. Matsumoto’s father was one of the few who returned, purchased new land, and resumed farming.

The event is co-sponsored by the Tahoma Food Policy Coalition, and will be followed on September 5 by a reading with blogger Jill Richardson of Daily Kos and La Vida Locavore. Richardson will be reading from her exposé of corporate food systems, Recipe for America, at 3 p.m. that day.

The Tacoma News Tribune got there first.

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