Crazy for cupcakes and other food trends subject of lecture March 2

Food trends are not only a collection of photos on Instagram; they have an everlasting effect on our culture, workforce, economy, health, and day-to-day lives. David Sax, author of a new book titled The Tastemakers: Why We're Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up With Fondue, will discuss how food trends impact the way we eat and the world around us on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, Perkins Student Center Auditorium, Penn State Berks. This event is free and open to the public.

Coffee, pizza, bacon: these are all former trends that sparked massive change in global trade, the food industry, and how we eat together as a family. The Tastemakers is ?a romp" through the food industry that will ?leave readers wondering about how susceptible we are to the charms of any new food? (New York Times).

Sax is also the author of Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen. His writing appears regularly in the New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Saveur. He is also the winner of a James Beard Award for writing and literature.

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This presentation is part of the Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.