"Food for Thought" Conference in Tel Aviv

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Advertising itself as Israel’s first food-focused conference, “Mazon Le-Machshava” or food for thought, opens in the Tel Aviv port next Thursday, November 19.

In addition to a Top Chef-style cookdown to produce the tastiest meal with the lowest carbon footprint, the conference also promises conversations about farming, energy and water.

It taps into a growing trend – organic farming has a following not only in Israel, but also in the West Bank and Jordan.

The featured speaker is Ruth Ozeki, author of “My Year of Meats” (1998), about two women living in Japan and America and connecting over a TV cooking show.

Sponsors include the Heschel Center, the Arava Institute, the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture and Tel Aviv University.

The conference costs a recommended 80 shekels for Thursday, and extra for tours and workshops held on Friday, November 20th.

You can register and pay online, and it seems if you can’t pay the full freight, you can choose how much to contribute. For more info, go to foodforthought.org.il, or email [email protected]

About Daniella Cheslow

Daniella Cheslow grew up in a car-dependent suburb in New Jersey, where she noticed strip malls and Wal-Marts slowly replacing farmland. Her introduction to nature came through hiking trips in Israel. As a counselor for a freshman backpacking program at Northwestern University, Daniella noticed that Americans outdoors seemed to need to arm themselves with performance clothing, specialized water bottles and sophisticated camping silverware. This made her think about how to interact with and enjoy nature simply. This year, Daniella is getting a Master’s in Geography from Ben Gurion University of the Negev. She also freelance writes, photographs and podcasts. In her free time, she takes day trips in the desert, drops off compost and cooks local foods like stuffed zucchini, kubbeh and majadara. Daniella gets her peak oil anxiety from James Howard Kunstler and her organic food dreams from Michael Pollan. Read more at her blog, TheTruthHerzl.com. Daniella can be reached at daniella (at) greenprophet (dot) com.

8 thoughts on “"Food for Thought" Conference in Tel Aviv

  1. Tova

    I would like to recommend this event/book if you have never heard it before. It was required reading for my first year in college and made about half the class vegetarian. Ruth Ozeki's book offers real insight into the mass-production of meat in the states, which is now happening all over the world. When she spoke to my class in 2000 she spoke about making a movie out of the film, but I never heard about it.

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  2. Tova

    I would like to recommend this event/book if you have never heard it before. It was required reading for my first year in college and made about half the class vegetarian. Ruth Ozeki's book offers real insight into the mass-production of meat in the states, which is now happening all over the world. When she spoke to my class in 2000 she spoke about making a movie out of the film, but I never heard about it.

    Reply
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