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Food Evolution Revolution: The Cutting Edge Fusion of Archaeology, Anthropology and the Modern Kitchen
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Archaeologist-Chef Dr. Bill Schindler, Founder and Director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab, talks to Steve Clemons, Washington editor at large of The Atlantic and editor of Atlantic LIVE.
Understanding the role that technology played in our 3.4 million-year-old dietary past is essential in learning to rethink food and eat like humans again. Biologically, we are essentially the same as we have been since we first made an appearance as a species, so our nutritional needs have not drastically changed BUT our cultural needs have seismically shifted, and our expectations of taste, smell, texture and presentation have significantly changed the way we think about food. By fusing lessons from our dietary past with modern culinary techniques we can create a food system that is meaningful, accessible, relevant and delectable!
Bill Schindler is the Director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab and Associate Professor of Anthropology at Washington College in Chestertown, MD. He is a specialist in primitive technologies who lives his work. He was the star of National Geographic’s acclaimed series The Great Human Race.
Steve Clemons is Washington Editor at Large of The Atlantic and Editor-in-Chief of AtlanticLIVE. He also founded and serves as Senior Fellow of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, a centrist policy think tank in Washington, DC. In addition, he regularly contributes to MSNBC and other outlets on foreign policy and politics.
The Eastern Shore Food Lab is an interdisciplinary research, teaching, and production laboratory dedicated to studying and experimenting with sustainable food systems, using the Eastern Shore food-shed as its primary context.