April 26, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Simran Sethi will be reading from her book Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love. The book explores the loss of biodiversity in food and agriculture told through bread, wine, coffee, chocolate and beer. The reading will include a chocolate tasting curated by the author.

Simran Sethi is a journalist and educator focused on food, sustainability and social change. Named the environmental “messenger” by Vanity Fair, a top 10 eco-hero of the planet by the U.K.’s Independent, and designated one of the top eight women saving the planet by Marie Claire, Sethi also was the environmental correspondent for NBC News and is the recent host of PBS QUEST series on science and sustainability. She is the contributing author of Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy, winner of the bronze 2008 Axiom Award for Best Business Ethics Book. This special event was co-sponsored with the Tippie College of Business.

“Read this wonderful book and you will become immersed in the intricate worlds of no less than six (delicious) foods and drinks. But this is not really a book about food. Rather, it is about our relationships with the life forms that sustain us—and how we might learn to approach those relationships with far more love, compassion, and good taste.”  – Naomi Klein