Featured Event: Gastropod!
Experience Gastropod Live!
Saturday, April 8th, 7:00-8:00 PM
Doors open at 6:30pm - First come first served seating
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center Auditorium
Gastropod is the award-winning podcast that looks at food through the lens
of science and history. Every other week, Cynthia and Nicola release a new
episode that explores the hidden history and surprising science behind a
particular food- or farming-related topic, from aquaculture to ancient
feasts, from cutlery to chile peppers, and from music to Malbec. Join us
and savor this very special live podcast event!
What are the chances that your olive oil is fake, or that your yellowtail
sushi roll is really escolar instead? How did seltzer get its fizz, and
what are those bubbles doing to your taste buds? And what's the story
behind your Hershey kiss or your high-end, artisanal chocolate bar? In this
special live performance of the podcast Gastropod, co-hosts Cynthia Graber
and Nicola Twilley will serve up a three-course feast for your eyes and
ears. From live experiments to interactive tastings, the evening will
combine special guests and field recordings to reveal the history and
science behind the food we eat every day. Special guests will include John
Spink, founder and director of the Food Fraud Initiative at MSU, and Helen
Veit, a MSU historian who focuses on food and nutrition.
For more details, see the schedule listing.