13 Apr '12, 11am

Voracious readers: The first Food Book Fair will offer a little taste of everything

Voracious readers: The first Food Book Fair will offer a little taste of everything

Elizabeth Thacker Jones, creator of the Food Book Fair. As more people spend time thinking, writing, reading, and talking about food, the need for in-person forums to enhance the kinds of idea-sharing that already happen online only seems natural. The latest of these events will be aimed specifically at those whose love for reading rivals their interest in food. Elizabeth Thacker Jones, a graduate student in Food Studies at New York University, started thinking about creating a food-focused book fair over a year ago, and from May 4 to May 6 in Brooklyn, she’ll finally see it come to fruition. For some, it’s a little hard to believe Food Book Fair 2012 is the first of its kind. “People react to say, ‘I can’t believe this hasn’t already happened,’” Jones said. It won’t be a book fair in the strictly traditional sense. As Jones describes it on her website : “Permeating throug...

Full article: http://grist.org/food/voracious-readers-the-first-food-bo...

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