We literally cannot survive without food. And yet, until 1996, Food Studies as an academic discipline wasn’t even a thing until my guest, Dr. Marion Nestle (https://www.foodpolitics.com/), founded the department and program at New York University where she remains professor emerita.
Dr. Nestle has been a pioneer in studying nutrition, public health, and she has been a courageous advocate for human rights as they relate to Food. In fact, she is widely considered one of the nation’s most important authorities when it comes to food and food politics. She has published dozens of important articles relating to food and health research and 12 books, including her latest, a memoir, called Slow Cooked.
I loved the book as did legendary food expert, Alice Waters, who describes Marion, whose Ph.D. is in molecular biology, as “one of the nation's shrewdest thinkers.”
In addition to her world-class science acumen, she’s also a pure delight as a person!
So, join me as Dr. Nestle—yes, like the verb “nestle” and not like the food company—and I talk about a life in food studies and food politics.
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