HARBOR SPRINGS -- James Beard Award nominee and New York Times bestseller, Tracie McMillan, author of "The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table," will be the guest the first farm-to-table dinner from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Pond Hill Farm in Harbor Springs. Wine, hors d'oeuvres, a three-course dinner and dessert by Pond Hill Farm executive chef Scott Schornak will be served at the farm. The event is sponsored by McLean & Eakin, Booksellers in Petoskey.
McMillan will discuss "The American Way of Eating." In making the simple case that -- city or country, rich or poor -- everyone wants good food, McMillan guarantees talking about dinner will never be the same again. McMillan went undercover in three jobs that feed America, living and eating off her wages in each. Reporting from California fields, a Walmart produce aisle outside of Detroit, and the kitchen of a New York City Applebee's, McMillan examined the reality of our country's food.
Brooklyn-based writer McMillan has written about food and class for a variety of publications including, The New York Times; O, The Oprah Magazine; Harper's Magazine; Saveur; and Slate. She was the managing editor of the award-winning magazine City Limits, winning recognition from organizations ranging from the James Beard Foundation to World Hunger Year.
The cost of this event is $60 per person. Reservations are being taken by Pond Hill Farm at (231) 526-3276. For more information contact McLean & Eakin Booksellers at (231) 347-1180 or send an email to www.mcleanandeakin.com.
Dine with author Tracie McMillan at first farm-to-table dinner at Pond Hill Farm Friday