Book Club Pick: Tracie McMillan: Going Undercover in American Food Culture


Town Hall Seattle • Oct. 17, 2012

In 2009, award-winning journalist Tracie McMillan embarked on an undercover journey to see what it takes to eat well in America when price matters above all else. A project that embraced working and eating at every rung of the socio-economic ladder has culminated in McMillan’s The American Way of Eating, which goes beyond the food on her plate to examine the national priorities that put it there. From a Walmart produce aisle to the kitchen of an Applebee’s, she uncovers the human cost of America’s cheap food on the way to a fundamental case that “food culture” is not the province of well-to-do urbanites—everyone wants, and deserves, good food. Presented by the Town Hall Center for Civic Life, with University Book Store. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True/Brown Foundation.

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