Slow Food St. Louis
McKendree University and Slow Food St. Louis are hosting a "leisurely" dinner and conversation with Eric Schlosser, author of "Fast Food Nation."
According to a press release, "Schlosser is an investigative journalist whose 2001 bestseller explained the impact of the fast food industry on America’s diet, landscape, economy and workforce." He co-produced the films “Food, Inc.” and “There Will Be Blood.”
The dinner, from 6-10 p.m. April 24, will benefit Slow Food St. Louis' Small Farm Micro Biodiversity Grant, which supports local sustainable farmers who are growing heirloom produce and raising heritage breeds of animals.
Hosted at the Farmhaus, 3257 Ivanhoe, Chef Joshua Galliano's menu is built around local farmers and vintners and includes asparagus, stinging nettle, lamb, rhubarb and sweet peas. Beer and wine, the release says, will be provided by Perennial Brewery and Sugar Creek, Chaumette, Bethlehem Valley, Mount Pleasant and Augusta wineries. The menu is posted at www.slowfoodstl.org.
Reservations are limited to 45 guests, and the $125 cost includes food, drink, tax and gratuity. To make a reservation, go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/235999.
The next day, at 7:30 p.m. April 25, Schlosser will give a free address at the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts at McKendree University, Lebanon, Ill. For more information, go to www.theHett.com.