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Reichl to speak on food's role in history, March 6

Noted restaurant critic and author Ruth Reichl will present a talk titled "Watch What You Eat" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in McCosh 50.

Reichl's talk will survey the role of food throughout history, what it has looked like, how it has been marketed and what its appearance tells us about society and human nature.

Reichl is the editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine and a former restaurant critic for The New York Times. Her best-selling "culinary memoirs" include "Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table," "Comfort Me With Apples: More Adventures at the Table" and "Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise." Reichl also served as restaurant critic and food editor for the Los Angeles Times. Before turning to writing, she was a chef and co-owner of the Swallow Restaurant in Berkeley, Calif.

The talk is designated as the J. Edward Farnum lecture and is sponsored by the University Public Lecture Series. It will be simulcast in McCosh 10.

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