• ‘Hippie Food’ in the Press

    In the last few weeks before Hippie Food comes out, mentions in the press are multiplying:

    Publishers Weekly: The October 16, 2017, issue of Publishers Weekly gives Hippie Food a starred review (!), calling it “informative” and “briskly paced.” “This is an outstanding food and cultural history,” the review concludes.

    Mother Jones: Energy bars, grain bowls, nutritional yeast — all the good stuff. Tom Philpott and I talk about Hippie Food, for Mother Jones‘ food podcast, The Bite.

    Washington Post: The Post‘s food editor, Joe Yonan, reflects on the hedonistic vegetarianism of Anna Thomas’s book The Vegetarian Epicure and calls Hippie Food “captivating.”

    Kirkus Reviews: The book’s first review: Kirkus writes, “Kauffman comprehensively presents the history and the momentum of the organic food revolution while foraging for the keys to its increasing desirability and crossover appeal. An astute, highly informative food exposé that educates without bias, leaving the culinary decision-making to readers.”

    Well + Good: Zoe Weiner quotes me in her short history of brewer’s yeast and why you sprinkle it on your popcorn.

  • Winter-Spring 2018 Appearances

    Winter/spring dates on the calendar. More are on the way!

    January 25, 2018, 6:30pm: Book release reading at Omnivore Books in San Francisco

    January 28, 2018, 11am: Reading at Book Passage, Corte Madera

    January 30, 2018, 6:30pm: talk and book signing at INFORUM at the Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco ($10-62; 20% off with code kauffman)

    February 27, 2018: Town Hall, Seattle (more info to come)

    March 2, 2018: Dinner panel at the Food Book Fair, Los Angeles (info to come)

    March 5, 2018: Reading and book signing at the Lost Book Store, Los Angeles (info to come)

    March 23: Discussion with John T. Edge at the Oxford Conference for the Book, Oxford, Miss.

    April 28-29 (TBD): Appearance at the Bay Area Book Festival


    A few recent appearances:

    Thursday, September 28, 6pm
    Talk: Hippie food
    San Francisco Public Library
    Part of the library’s Summer of Love 50th anniversary celebrations

    Thursday, November 2, 7pm
    Q&A with Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski
    Inforum at the Commonwealth Club
    Conversation with the chefs of State Bird Provisions and the Progress