Monday, March 29, 2010

Foodies @ Sciport: New Orleans chef Poppy Tooker presents From Field to Table on Th, Ap 8, 6 pm

Poppy Tooker, founder of the Slow Food Chapter of New Orleans and a media-minded master chef, will present From Field to Table, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8 at Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center.

The program is the first of the Seeds for Change series, a partnership of the First Presbyterian Church of Shreveport and Sci-Port that explores food and food production.

Tooker, a native New Orleanian, will speak about the mission and growth of the Slow Food movement internationally, nationally and locally and discuss some of its key projects.

Sci-Port's Brian McWilliams will join Tooker to contrast industrialized and local food production systems.

Additional Seeds for Change programs include:
- Yum! Locally Grown
Thursday, April 15, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Discover local sources for food and some scientific breakthroughs for greenhouse growers.
- Dr. H. Y. Hanna, LSU AgCenter Researcher
- Noma Fowler-Sandlin, Shreveport Farmer’s Market Manager

- Let’s Get Our Hands Dirty!
Thursday, April 22, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Find out how and where you can grow your own food
- Brian McWilliams, Sci-Port Public Programs Manager
- Dr. Grace Petersen, LSU AgCenter Extension Agent and Director of Community Gardening Program

An informal reception and Q&A will follow each program. Hearty hors d’oeuvres from local ingredients will be served after the series. Admission to each program is $5 and free for Sci-Port members.

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