Community Conversations: Eve Turow-Paul - Hungry: Avocado Toast, Instagram Influencers, and Our Search for Connection and Meaning
As part of our Zoom Community Conversation series, join us on Tuesday, December 1 at 7pm MST for a delicious evening with author and researcher Eve Turow-Paul.
In her newest work, Hungry, she's literally written the book on today's food scene, our social media-heavy cuture, and what they can both tell us about what we really need.
We wait in lines around the block for scoops of cookie dough. We photograph every meal. We visit selfie performance spaces and leave lucrative jobs to become farmers and craft brewers.
What are we really hungry for?
Weaving together evolutionary psychology and sociology with captivating investigative reporting from around the world, Turow-Paul reveals the modern hungers--physical, spiritual, and emotional--that are driving today's top trends:
- The connection between the "death" of the cereal industry and access to work email on our smartphones
- How posting images of our dinners on social media both fulfills and feeds our hunger for human connection in an increasingly isolated world
- The ways "diet tribes" and boutique fitness gyms substitute for organized religion
- How access to round-the-clock news relates to the blowback against GMO foods
- Wellness retreats, astrology, plant parenthood, and other methods of easing modern anxiety
- Why "eating local" might be the key to solving not just climate change, but our current global sense of disconnection
From gluten-free and Paleo diets to meal kit subscriptions, and from mukbang broadcast jockeys to craft beer, Hungry deepens our understanding of why we do what we do, and helps us find greater purpose and joy in today's technology-altered world.
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Eve Turow-Paul is a globally recognized thought leader on youth culture and the food system. With her unique blend of investigative reporting and analysis of academic research and lifestyle markets, Turow-Paul identifies the wants and needs that explain today’s hottest trends. Born in Evanston, Illinois, Turow-Paul graduated from Amherst College in 2009 with a degree in psychology. She is a frequent keynote speaker, a Forbes contributor, and the author of A Taste of Generation Yum: How the Millennial Generation’s Love for Organic Fare, Celebrity Chefs and Microbrews Will Make or Break the Future of Food. You can see her in the documentary film WASTED! The Story of Food Waste. Today, Turow-Paul utilizes her extensive empirical research to advise Fortune 500 companies, startups, and independent entrepreneurs on how to connect with and better serve people in this Digital Age.