Posted by: slowfoodboone | April 26, 2010

Slow Food Boone-High Country and Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture are co-sponsoring a symposium on Gender and Food, to be held Saturday, May 1 starting at 4:00 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.  At 5:30 pm, a community potluck will follow the discussion on the role of gender in food production, distribution and preparation. 

 Have you ever wondered why most professional chefs are men, while most cooks are women?  Did you know that in Africa, most food production labor is done by women, while in Europe, most is done by men?  What kinds of gender differences exist in the local food movement?  How do local organizations deal with gender differences?

Panelists who are active in local food production and education will discuss these and other questions posed by the audience.  Come join in the discussion and bring your questions for Franya Hutchins, CSA High Country facilitator; Brooke Cuttino, ASU Sustainable Development farm manager; Lynne Getz, Professor, History, ASU; Maggie McFadden, Professor Emerita, Women’s Studies; and a member of Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture.

Potluck at 5:30 pm follows the discussion.  Please bring a dish to share.  All are welcome and there is no charge.  For further information email Maggie McFadden at


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