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340Fw: How the World Eats program Thurs. Aug. 7 at 6:00

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  • kjkeefer@juno.com
    Aug 3, 2008
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      This year's Commonwealth Club of California's annual August program series is featuring FOOD. This Thursday's program, "What the World Eats," should be of particular interest to RPCVs. If it's sold out when you register, check out the rest of the August programs at www.commonwealthclub.org, as I'm sure there will be several that appeal to you.
      Karen Keefer
      RPCV/Nigeria & Liberia

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      Thursday, August 7 "What the World Eats" Speakers: Peter Menzel, photographer, co-author, Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, and Faith D'Aluisio, writer, co-author, Hungry Planet: What the World Eats Enjoy a photo odyssey that will take you inside the culinary lives of ordinary people around the world. In connection with an ongoing Club photo exhibit, Peter Menzel and writer Faith D'Aluisio (sometimes described as his "editor-in-wife") will discuss the discoveries of their 24-country odyssey photographing 30 families with the food they ate during the week they were interviewed.From Bhutan and Bosnia to Mexico and Mongolia, they shopped with the families, observed meal preparation and were awed at the diversity of food culture - including a Darfur mother with five children living on $1.44 a week in a refugee camp in Chad, and a German family of four spending $494.19. A North Carolina family is featured too. Presenting a visual exhibit of striking family portraits, Menzel and D'Aluisio will comment on issues lying at the heart (and stomach) of the global diet. You can check out Peter Menzel's beautiful photos of a variety of subjects at this website http://www.menzelphoto.com/ Some of the families-with-food pictures can be found under Galleries / Food. There's also an impressive Travel category. It appears this program may sell out, so reservations are strongly recommended. Presented in association with the Arts Member-Led Forum of the Commonwealth Club Wine reception 5:30 p.m., program 6 - 7 p.m..FREE for Commonwealth Club members, $8 for non-membersLocation: Commonwealth Club headquarters, 595 Market Street-Mezzanine, San Francisco (at Montgomery St. BART/Muni station)

      Reservations: phone (415) 597-6705 or (800) 847-7730. Reservations can also be made via website: http://tickets.commonwealthclub.org/auto_choose_ga.asp?area=2
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