A crazy year: Tracie McMillan’s 2013 update


Fall and year-end round up for Tracie McMillan, author, The American Way of Eating. Is this email not displaying correctly?

Tracie McMillan

Check it: Fall highlights, and many thanks, for a crazy year.

new website!

I loved iCompendium, who I would recommend ANY DAY,  but I needed to better-manage all my online text. So: courtsey of the talented folks at ALR Design and Team Eight, check out the new, improved traciemcmillan.com. Need info on my professional work? This is your one-stop shop. I’d love to hear your feedback, so please don’t be shy! You can send me email through the form on the right-hand side of every page. 


BLOG: Highlights 
First things first, check out just how awesome, and crazy, this year has been.

BOOK: Best Food Writing 2013 
My Slate essay Cooking Isn’t Fun has been selected for the Best Food Writing 2013 anthology edited by Holly Hughes. It’s a great anthology with some truly amazing stories!
ARTICLE: Interview with Seth Holmes, Civil Eats
Read my interview with Seth Holmes, author of the stunning Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies,where he talks about migrating from southern Mexico to the north, and then crossing the border—as a tall white guy—with a band of indigenous migrants bound for American farm fields. I’m thrilled that this was a part of the wonderful Civil Eats’ successful Kickstarter campaign to raise $100,000! REVIEW: Michael Pollan’s Cooked:
Read my take on Michael Pollan’s
Cookedand what it says about class privilege.
Forthcoming work with New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, and more. Stay tuned!


INTERVIEW: All Things Considered:
What’s the most important thing food labels should tell us? Listen to the All Things Considered for my thoughts on what’s really important.
INTERVIEW: Talk of Iowa on IPR
I had a great time speaking with host of “Talk of Iowa”
 Charity Nebbe about where our food comes from and how we as a country can eat healthier.
RERUN: Splendid Table – One reporter’s lesson from working at Walmart:
“Splendid Table” host Lynne Rossetto Kasper rebroadcast this interview from 2012 about my experience working in the produce department at Walmart. I learned one crucial lesson: Love your produce manager.


Reaching for Higher Ground Keynote, University of Northern Iowa
The American Way of Eating: The Play, Cedar Rapids, IA
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Author Series Keynote, Poudre River Library and University of Colorado, Fort Collins, CO
Brooklyn Brewery Mash: Books and Beer, Washington, DC
Center for Food Studies American University, Washington DC

Farm to Table Reading and Dinner, Maclean and Eakin, Pond Hill Farms – Harbor Springs, MI

Keep up on future talks in Kalamazoo, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.– and more — here.

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