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July 16, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Tattered Cover Book Store LoDo

Author Talks (Sun)

Love what you’re learning at Slow Food Nations and want to take home these ideas and stories? You’re in luck! Denver’s infamous Tattered Cover Bookstore will host book signings and author talks over the festival weekend. Come and meet the writers, journalists, chefs, researchers and activists at the forefront of good, clean and fair food for all.

9:00 a.m – 10:00 a.m
Alice Waters, Ben Burkett, Wes Jackson, and Rick Bayless authors of Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food Farming, and Our Future
Letter to a Young Farmer is a compilation of stories from three dozen esteemed writers, farmers, chefs, activists, and visionaries taking us through the about the high and lows of farming life and larger questions of where and how our food is produced and why. This discussion will be joined by Jill Isenbarger, Alice Water, and Will Harris.  

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Andrew Fisher author of Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups (Food, Health, and the Environment)
Food banks and hunger charities have proliferated over the past few decades in response to economic recession. Andrew Fisher takes a critical look at the anti-hunger industry and offers an alternative narrative to the movement.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
June Jo Lee co-author of Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix
June Jo Lee is a food ethnographer. Partnering with Jacqueline Briggs Martin—author of the first two “Food Heroes” series and Man One, a renowned graffiti artist, the three explore and celebrate L.A. street food culture and street art through the eyes of Chef Roy Choi.


  • Alice Waters
  • Rick Bayless
  • Ben Burkett
  • Wes Jackson
  • Andy Fisher
  • June Jo Lee