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February Book Club—The Way We Eat Now

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (ET)

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Join us at Teaism in Penn Quarter Wednesday, February 19 to discuss The Way We Eat Now by Bee Wilson.

An award-winning food writer takes us on a global tour of what the world eats—and shows us how we can change it for the better

Food is one of life's great joys. So why has eating become such a source of anxiety and confusion?

Bee Wilson shows that in two generations the world has undergone a massive shift from traditional, limited diets to more globalized ways of eating, from bubble tea to quinoa, from Soylent to meal kits.

Paradoxically, our diets are getting healthier and less healthy at the same time. For some, there has never been a happier food era than today: a time of unusual herbs, farmers' markets, and internet recipe swaps. Yet modern food also kills—diabetes and heart disease are on the rise everywhere on earth. 

This is a book about the good, the terrible, and the avocado toast. A riveting exploration of the hidden forces behind what we eat, The Way We Eat Now explains how this food revolution has transformed our bodies, our social lives, and the world we live in.

Wednesday, February 19
6:00pm-6:30pm: Networking & Dinner
6:30pm-8:00pm: Book Discussion

It is recommended to read the book before, but anyone can join the conversation.

Location: Teaism Penn Quarter, 400 8th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004