Foodbetter: Grow Better, Eat Better, Shop Better, Conserve Better

first_img6:00-7:00 p.m.: Foodbetter Dinner – Following the program, Harvard University Dining Services hosts a Foodbetter dinner, showcasing local, sustainably, plant-forward selections alongside recipes from the panelists.Foodbetter continues on Friday, Oct.13 with a fair, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., showcasing Harvard- and Cambridge-area innovators, programs or groups sharing current practices or ideas for improving the food system. The fair will feature roughly 40 booths/tables from groups on campus and in the surrounding Cambridge community.The Sanders Theatre program on Oct. 12 and fair on Oct. 13 are free and open to the public (though seating is limited and tickets are required for Sanders Theatre). Event and ticket information is available at Harvard is sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President. The two-day program is a signature event of the University-wide Foodbetter Harvard Initiative. First organized in the 2014–2015 academic year, the initiative highlights the power of interdisciplinary knowledge and discovery taking place across the University’s Schools, and explores the complex questions about food that challenge our region and the world. How do you Foodbetter? On Oct. 12 and 13, Harvard will once again engage the community in a conversation about how to grow better, eat better, shop better, conserve better — how to Foodbetter. The public program, hosted at Sanders Theatre and on the Science Center Plaza, supports a dialogue about how we can all contribute to a food system that supports and enhances personal well-being, local communities, and contributes to the long-term health of the environment.Foodbetter kicks off on Oct. 12 with a series of talks and a meal:3:30-4:30 p.m.: Lightning Round: Great Ideas to Foodbetter – These 5-7 minute talks cross the spectrum of food topics, from ethics and the supply chain for cacao (with Carla Martin, Founder and Executive Director of the Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute and a Lecturer in the Department of African and African American Studies) to the impact of school lunch on academic performance (Juliana Cohen, Adjust Associate Professor of Nutrition) to a system and social platform that encourages indoor edible gardening (Spyridon Ampanavos of Adams4:30-5:45 p.m.: Keynote Panel: Foodies Who Foodbetter — Some of Boston’s best chefs and restauranteurs are using their platform to change the food system as we know it. They are activists and entrepreneurs who aren’t just content with winning rave reviews. In this discussion, these industry leaders share how they are reinventing the food system and their communities from their Boston-area restaurants. Joanne Chang, Chef Owner of Flour Bakery and Meyers & Chang, will moderate a conversation with:Katrina Jazayeri, Co-Owner, Juliet — talking about social justice and its application and opportunity in the restaurant industryJody Adams, Chef Owner, Saloniki, Porto & Trade — talking about moving into the fast-casual space to make it healthier, as well as about advocacy on health issuesIrene Li (pictured at top), Chef Owner, Mei Mei Street Kitchen — talking about Mei Mei’s open-book and profit sharing approachTiffani Faison, Chef Owner, Sweet Cheeks & Tiger Mama — talking about using her platform for community advocacy, especially around LGBT issues Read Full Storylast_img read more

After Midnight Dominates the Astaire Awards

first_img The Astaire Awards is the only awards show to honor excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway and in film. They were first started in 1982 by the late Fred Astaire and Douglas Watt. The ceremony was held at New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. As previously announced, choreographer Pat Birch received the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award, while dancer and dance instructor Luigi was awarded the Outstanding Achievement in the Preservation of Musical Theatre Award. Legendary director Hal Prince, Tony winner Bebe Neuwirth, Emmy winner Valerie Harper, Joe Morton, Sandy Duncan and Maksim Chmerkovskiy served as presenters. Tony nominee After Midnight swept the 32nd Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards on June 2. The tuner’s Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards and Karine Plantadit were a tie for Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show, while Jared Grimes won for Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Show and Warren Carlyle took home the honors for Outstanding Choreographer for a Broadway Show.center_img View Commentslast_img read more