‘Food for Thought’ Series to Feature Author Barry Estabrook Jan. 25

Author Barry Estabrook with pigs at Glynwood Institute, NY.

Author Barry Estabrook with pigs at Glynwood Institute, NY. Photo courtesy of Barry Estabrook.

The USF St. Petersburg Food for Thought Lecture Series continues with its third iteration on Monday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. in the University Student Center. The event will feature a presentation by author Barry Estabrook that will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. RSVP online.

Estabrook, a bestselling author, has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Men’s Health, and many other publications, and served as a contributing editor to Gourmet. His book Tomatoland,” a story on the U.S. tomato industry with a focus on Florida, won a James Beard award, and he has recently published a new book titled “Pig Tails: An Omnivore’s Quest for Sustainable Meat.” The book is an expose pertaining to questionable farm practices while also communicating an appreciation of the animal and those who take great care in raising hogs.

The Food for Thought Lecture Series, which celebrates food and culture through photography, writing, film and a new Sunshine State cuisine, is sponsored by Northwestern Mutual, the Florida Humanities Council and Wells Fargo. The series will conclude on Monday, March 21 at 7 p.m. with the screening of “The Search for General Tso” and a director talk-back with Ian Cheney. The documentary explores the origins of Chinese-American food by looking at this ubiquitous dish that is largely unheard of in China.