This podcast is part of the Eat. Drink. Think. series on Edible Radio. Each episode of Eat.Drink. Think is hosted by Amy O’Neill Houck of Edible Alaska and explores the intersection of food and well, everything!
Marion Nestle is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health,Emerita, at New York University and author of a wide range of books about the politics of food, nutrition, health, and the environment.
In the fall of 2022 Marion released a memoir titled Slow Cooked: An Unexpected Life in Food Politics. It’s an engaging read for anyone interested in food, nutrition, academics and the world of academics. For over a decade now, Marion has lived part time in the Finger Lakes where she gardens, cooks and paddles for hours in her canoe on Cayuga Lake.
In her new memoir, Dr. Nestle says, “I still believe that studying food is an exceptionally effective and accessible way to get at the most vexing societal problems that affect all of us. Food is about taste and pleasure, but it is also about nutrition, health, community and culture. I am hard-pressed to think of a problem in society that cannot be understood more deeply by examining the role of food.”
In this episode, Amy O’Neill Houck interviews Marion Nestle about her new memoir and reflecting on 50 years of change, and lack thereof, in the food system. If you’ve read Food Politics or any of her books, you’ll surely enjoy this engaging discussion!