Tracie McMillan, author of the New York Times best-selling book The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table will give a lecture on Monday, February 25, at 7:00 p.m. at the Gertrude Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The event is co-hosted by the Center for Writing and Rhetoric and the Southern Foodways Alliance.
The American Way of Eating explores issues of food access and distribution in the United States. In her research for the book, McMillan worked as a vegetable picker in California, a produce stocker at Walmart in Detroit, and an expediter at Applebee’s in New York City. Along the way, she explored the question, “What would it take for all of us to eat well?”
McMillan’s work explores the economic realities of food access in the U.S., and her undercover reporting has won critical acclaim.
This event is free and open to the public.