In an era of top chefs and religious foodies, Adam Gopnik writes a history of food while the fruit is ripe.
Traversing across North America and France, Gopnik explores the nature of appetite, the question of taste and the ethics of what we eat. Why do we turn the most basic necessity of life—eating—into a complicated social ritual? Is spending a lot of time thinking about and preparing food an important part of that which separates us from animals? Or, is it possible that we’re spending too much time preoccupied by food? Taking a comprehensive look back at our relationship with food, Gopnik joins Patt to take a shot at these questions and yours.
You can see Adam Gopnik tonight, in conversation with Ed Zwick as a part of Live Talks LA, at 8pm at the Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica.
Adam Gopnik, author of “The Table Comes First: Family, France and the Meaning of Food”