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Wednesday, January 12, 2011 

This is NOT Hank Paulson



it's Michael Pollan. Not only does he grace the cover of the latest edition of Edible Santa Barbara, but there is a terrific interview with him in the issue, too. He's also coming to talk to Santa Barbara at the Granada Theatre. Got your tickets? They are going fast.

(If you can't make it to this event, you might get a kick listening to him play "Not My Job" on time on NPR's "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me".)

And, talk about fast going tickets...The Edible Institute being held here in Santa Barbara, January 29-30 is close to being, if not already, sold out. This is an event YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS! Two days of food talk with food people knoshing on good food. Take a peek at just a few of the exceptional people on some of the amazing panels...

Journalists Talk Strategies for Writing About Industrial Agriculture. - Jane Black moderator.

Jane Black is a food writer who covers food politics, trends and sustainability issues. Her  reporting examines how politics, culture and business affect what ends up on our plates – and how that is dramatically changing. Jane was, until recently, a staff writer at the Washington Post. She now writes for the Post, as well as the New York Times, Food & Wine magazine and others. She also has a regular podcast on Edible Radio, Smart Food.

Barry Estabrook: Former contributing editor at Gourmet magazine. He now serves on the advisory board of Gastronomica, The Journal of Food and Culture, and writes for the the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic.com, and Saveur.


Activists and Advocacy: SOLE Food's Message for Change. - Tom Philpott moderator.

Grist food editor Tom Philpott farms and cooks at Maverick Farms, a sustainable-agriculture nonprofit and small farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

Will Urban Ag Change the Way We Eat? - Kerry Trueman moderator.

Kerry Trueman is the co-founder of EatingLiberally.org, a netroots website & organization that advocates sustainable agriculture, progressive politics and a less-consumption driven way of life. She blogs regularly at Eating Liberally, Huffington Post, and Civil Eats.

The Future of Food Writing, Recipes and Cookbooks. - Molly Watson moderator.

Molly Watson is a writer and recipe developer, teacher and speaker. She is the guide to Local Foods for About.com. Her work has appeared in numerous other places, including Sunset magazine (where she was the staff food writer from 2005 to 2008), the New York Times, Edible San Francisco, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Russ Parsons: Food editor and columnist Los Angeles Times, author of How to Read a French Fry: And Other Stories of Intriguing Kitchen Science, and How to Pick a Peach: The Search for Flavor from Farm to Table.

Terry Walters: Terry Walters first book, CLEAN FOOD, caused a sensation and fueled a nationwide movement about nourishment and clean food that been embraced all the way to the White House. CLEAN FOOD taught us the benefits of eating locally grown, seasonal, and fresh.

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