Slow Press – June 3, 2019

In this issue…

June 2019 Slow Food O’ahu Workshops and Events

Monthly Foraging with Nat and Slow Food O’ahu
June 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Slow Book Club – June Meeting – Jefferson’s Crème Brûlée
June 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Slow Food Summer Movie and Book Picks

An uplifting, educational and entertaining movie, The Biggest Little Farm is an environmental advocacy documentary with a satisfying side dish of hope for the future. At Kahala Theater now.

Diet books contribute to a $60-billion industry as they speak to the 45 million Americans who diet every year. Yet these books don’t just tell readers what to eat: they offer complete philosophies about who Americans are and how we should live. Diet and the Disease of Civilization interrupts the predictable debate about eating right to ask a hard question: what if it’s not calories—but concepts—that should be counted? Cultural critic Adrienne Rose Bitar reveals how four popular diets retell the “Fall of Man” as the narrative backbone for our national consciousness. Intensifying the moral panic of the obesity epidemic, they depict civilization itself as a disease and offer diet as the one true cure.

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