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June 13, 2011
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Food Fight at Norma Terris Theater

After my mother whisked her way through Mastering the Art of French Cooking (like every good Cambridge housewife), she rarely cooked again, and who could blame her? Dinner at our house was invariably broiled steak, a frozen veggie and an occasional freezer-burnt chicken pot pie. Most of us grew up on processed food (the first generation to do so), cheerfully noshing Devil Dogs and Wonder Bread. Fast forward to twelve years ago, when I arrived on the Shoreline. Farmer’s markets didn’t exist and the A&P didn’t know from arugula. While we were slow to catch on to local and organic food, thankfully we’re now catching up. Food Fight, a film by L.A. transplant, Chris Taylor, chronicles (with humor and irreverence) the history of food in the 20th century. This must-see documentary traces the economics of American farming and how our current system promotes obesity and a variety of other ills. Interviews with Alice Waters (the mother of the local food movement) and game-changers, Dan Barber and Michael Pollan provide a glimpse of the delicious future of the farm-to-table movement. See Food Fight at the Norma Terris Theater in Chester, Sunday, June 12th at 1:30 pm. Stay for a Q&A after the 70-minute film with director, Chris Taylor, Pauline Lord of White Gate Farm in East Lyme, and chef Thomas Peterlik of Dinners on the Farm.  $10 tickets to benefit Chester Sunday Market, are available at the Market and the door.
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