Hiatus

Thanks to everyone who joined us over the last year for some great discussions on food! And special thanks to Tachair Bookshoppe for hosting us. The book club is going on hiatus for the moment, but hopes to start up again soon.

If anyone is interested in reading anything in particular or getting more involved, email us at bookclub@jcfoodcoop.coop. We’d love to grow our community!

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Meeting Reminder – Hope You Can Make It!

13572938We can’t wait to see all of you at at the Warehouse Cafe (140 Bay Street in the Powerhouse Arts District in Downtown Jersey City) on Thursday, November 21, where we’ll discuss, Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System by Raj Patel.

…And don’t forget – we’ll be swapping recipes on appropriately stuffed things–cabbage, peppers, tomatoes, etc! So bring your favorite recipe along!

Meeting Reminder – Hope You Can Join Us!

“For anyone attempting to make sense of the world food crisis, or understand the links between U.S. farm policy and the ability of the world’s poor to feed themselves, Stuffed and Starved is indispensable.”—Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma

Hope you can join us for the next meeting, at the Warehouse Cafe (140 Bay Street in the Powerhouse Arts District in Downtown Jersey City) on Thursday, November 21, as we discuss, Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System by Raj Patel.

Learn more by clicking here. 

Meeting Reminder – Hope You Can Make It!

But that’s the challenge — to change the system more than it changes you.” ― Michael Pollan, in The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals.

We can’t wait to see all of you at Tachair Bookshoppe this Tuesday, October 22nd (6:30 to 8:00 p.m.) to discuss The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals.

Interested in your local food system, health, and some of the food issues raised by Pollan in his book? Don’t have time to read it? Join us anyway for what should be great discussion. Latecomers always welcome.

And as always, coffee/tea and baked goods from Cocoa Bakery (an amazing JC Bakery) will be available for purchase at Tachair.

Meeting Reminder – Hope You Can Make It!

imagesWe can’t wait to see all of you at Tachair Bookshoppe this Tuesday, September 17th (6:30 to 8:00 p.m.) to discuss The World According to Monsanto: Pollution, Corruption, and the Control of the World’s Food Supply by Marie-Monique Robin.

And as always, coffee/tea and baked goods from Cocoa Bakery (an amazing JC Bakery) will be available for purchase at Tachair.

Meeting Reminder (Hope you can make it!)

Restauranteur Danny Meyer’s (of, inter alia, Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Shake Shack, and Maialino) review of Plenty: One Man, One Woman, and a Raucous Year of Eating Locally:

“Plenty posits a brilliant, improbable, and finally deliciously noble notion of connecting to the world by striving first to understand what’s under-foot. Beautifully written and lovingly paced, it is at once a lonely and uplifting tale of deep respect between two people, their community, and out earth. Plenty will change your life even if you never could or would try this at home. “

Do you agree? Has reading this changed your perception of eating locally?

We can’t wait to see all of you at Tachair Bookshoppe this Tuesday, June 25th (6:30 to 8:00 p.m.) to discuss Plenty and our experiences eating locally and seasonally!

And as always, coffee/tea and baked goods from Cocoa Bakery (an amazing JC Bakery) will be available for purchase at Tachair.

What’s your Food Memoir?

…oregano from the balcony pots; onions from the farmers’ market; ground walnuts purchased in a fog alongside my prodigal brother…It wasn’t a meal; it was a memoir. We had become a part of the story of our food.”~page 230 of Plenty: One Man, One Woman, & a Raucous Year of Eating Locallly, the book club read for our June meeting!

Do you know the story of your food? What’s your food memoir? Come join us on June 25th for a discussion of local and seasonal eating! Hope to see you then!