Come Join Us at Our July Meeting!

tomatoland

Tuesday, July 23 – 6:30 p.m.

Come join us at Tachair Bookshoppe (260 Newark Ave, Jersey City) on Tuesday, July 23, as we discuss, Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit by Barry Estabrook. Interested in learning how to make some traditional Italian recipes? Featuring local tomatoes, of course! JC-based Holistic Health and Wellness Counselor (and Italian-born JCFC member!) Mara Mazzarotta will share recipes and tips on healthful eating from her own culinary tradition. As she mentions on her website, “Growing up in the Tuscan countryside, I would watch as my parents produced most of our food. The variety of colors and flavors that sprung from their organic approach to dietary staples like vegetables, eggs, cheese, and even pork, was like watching an artist create a masterpiece to my young mind.”

Book Description:

Based on a James Beard award-winning article from a leading voice on the politics of agribusiness, Tomatoland combines history, legend, passion for taste, and investigative reporting on modern agribusiness and environmental issues into a revealing, controversial look at the tomato, the fruit we love so much that we eat $4 billion-worth annually.2012 IACP Award Winner in the Food Matters category

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