You've brushed up on your Michael Pollan, you signed on for Oprah's
weeklong vegan challenge, what's next?
How about a TED Talk about the future of food? TED is an
acronym for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. TED Talks are short
educational seminars featuring leaders in various industries. They're reminiscent of James Lipton's Inside the Actor's Studio,
without all of the dryness. They're also broadcast online so the whole world can benefit from the shared knowledge.
This Saturday, February 12, TEDxManhattan will air a live podcast of "Changing the Way We
Eat" from 10:30am - 6:00pm.
Industry leaders like Josh Viertel (President of Slow Food USA), Dan
Barber (Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Blue Hill Restaurants), and Michael
Niscan (Owner of the Dressing Room Restaurant) will be on hand to speak about
the current food crisis and the ways to make personal consumption changes in your
With the podcast, you can participate without ever having
to get out of your pajamas. So you can stop booking your ticket to New York as
we speak. Who wants to be in the snow anyways?
encouraged to host viewing parties to share the event with even more people. All of the viewing parties have been
rounded up on Meetup.com. Alas, a
quick search for South Florida shows that two groups have been merely created with no further action. But keep checking!
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by play of the day's schedule and a link to the live stream can be found on the TED website.