VIP tickets include preferred seating and a pre-event reception with Raj Patel at 6 pm featuring seasonal tastings from Austin-area chefs and beverage makers.
Join us at the Stateside at the Paramount for an inspirational evening featuring best-selling author, academic and activist Raj Patel.
Author of "Stuffed and Starved" and current New York Times bestseller, "The Value of Nothing", Raj Patel is currently embarked on a new multimedia project called "Generation Food" with documentary-making legend and award-winning director, Steve James, of Hoop Dreams and The Interrupters. Through a documentary film, a book and lectures, Generation Food will show how ordinary women and men around the world are overcoming obstacles and "setting the table" for themselves, their communities and generations to come—giving us better, SMARTER ways of growing food and feeding the world, now.
Edible Austin Eat Drink Local Week celebrates local, fresh food in Central Texas. Now in its sixth year, Austin’s premier local food event runs eight days, December 1–8, 2012. Our mission is to raise awareness of the bounty of food grown and produced in Central Texas, drive customers to restaurants and other businesses supporting local food and drink and raise funds for local nonprofits Urban Roots and Sustainable Food Center.
Sustainable Food Center (SFC) cultivates a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food—envisioning a food-secure community where all children and adults grow, share and prepare healthy local food. In addition to producing three of the area’s largest farmers markets, SFC’s programs include Grow Local, Farm Direct, The Happy Kitchen and Sprouting Healthy Kids.
Urban Roots is a youth development program that uses sustainable agriculture as a means to transform the lives of young people and increase access to healthy food in Austin.
An Evening with Raj Patel is made possible with support from Wheatsville Food Co-op.