Simran Sethi, award-winning journalist & author
I am so thrilled to report that I have met and spent time with Simran Sethi and she is quite impressive on so many levels. Since I haven’t finished her book yet, I thought I would capture the essence of what it’s about from an excerpt I read on numerous websites because these words describe exactly what I am feeling so far. Here goes: “Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi explores the history and cultural importance of our most beloved tastes, paying homage to the ingredients that give us daily pleasure, while providing a thoughtful wake-up call to the homogenization that is threatening the diversity of our food supply. Food is one of the greatest pleasures of human life. Our response to sweet, salty, bitter, or sour is deeply personal, combining our individual biological characteristics, personal preferences, and emotional connections. Bread, Wine, Chocolate illuminates not only what it means to recognize the importance of the foods we love, but also what it means to lose them. Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi reveals how the foods we enjoy are endangered by genetic erosion-a slow and steady loss of diversity in what we grow and eat.” Whet your appetite? I hope so. This show made possible due to the generous support of Habitat for Humanity.