Food + Nutrition Speakers

From urban farmers to home chefs, these author speakers share a passion for exploring the ways that food binds us to our land, our history, and one another.

Madhur Jaffrey

Cookbook author, actress, and world authority on Indian cuisine

Deb Perelman

Chef, bestselling cookbook author, and creative force behind the popular Smitten Kitchen food blog

Gary Taubes

Journalist, nutrition expert, and bestselling author

Alice Waters

Chef, author, activist, and founder of Chez Panisse restaurant and the Edible Schoolyard Project

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Will Allen

Founder of Growing Power, MacArthur 'Genius' Award winner, and author of The Good Food Revolution

Dr. Nicole Avena

Acclaimed neuroscientist and expert on nutrition, diet, and food addiction

Paul Greenberg

James Beard Award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food and American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood

Mark Kurlansky

New York Times bestselling-author of Cod, Salt, and The Food of a Younger Land

Jayson Lusk

Food and agricultural economist, author of The Food Police

Jay McInerney

Bestselling author of the Gen X classic Bright Lights, Big City and a passionate oenophile

Joan Nathan

Expert in Jewish American cuisine and James Beard Award-winning author of Jewish Cooking in America

Kwame Onwuachi

James Beard Award-winning Chef and author of Notes from a Young Black Chef

Jenny Rosenstrach

Blogger, best-selling author of Dinner: A Love Story and Dinner: The Playbook, and Cup of Jo food columnist

Bren Smith

Restorative ocean farmer, co-founder of GreenWave, and author of Eat Like a Fish