Food Routes: Growing Bananas In Iceland And Other Tales From The Logistics Of Eating, With Robyn Metcalfe

Even if we think we know a lot about good and healthy food—buying organic, subscribing to slow food, reading Eater—we likely don't know much about how our food gets to the table. What happens between the farm and the kitchen? Why are all avocados from Mexico? Why does a restaurant in Maine order lamb from New Zealand? In Food Routes, food historian and food futurist Robyn Metcalfe explores an oftenoverlooked aspect of the global food system: how food moves from producer to consumer. A lecturer and research scholar at the University of Texas at Austin and director of Food+City, who earned her PhD in history at Boston University, Metcalfe finds that the food supply chain is adapting to our increasingly complex demands for both personalization and convenience—but, she says, it won't be an easy ride.

Speaker(s): Robyn Metcalfe
Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019 at 5:00pm until 8:00pm on Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019
871 Commonwealth Avenue (College of General Studies, Room 505)
Open to General Public
Admission is free
BU Gastronomy
Boston University