“Edible History” on tour

Bouley-Standage2I’m now on the road in America for 10 days promoting “An Edible History of Humanity”. The tour kicked off last night with a very elaborate launch party at Bouley organised by The Economist (thanks, everyone!). I explained how the potato famine overturned the Corn Laws in the 1840s (which The Economist was founded to campaign against), thus cementing Britain’s transition from an agricultural to an industrial economy. Chef David Bouley (left) provided some astonishing food (I loved the black cod buried under a layer of powdered black onion) and foodie tales (including one about a legendary sushi restaurant in Tokyo with only two tables). Today I’m at BookExpo America 2009, speaking on a panel about the future of publishing with Chris Anderson, Steven Johnson and Lev Grossman. The rest of the tour looks like this:

May 31st, 3pm: Reading at Mrs Dalloways, 2904 College Avenue, Berkeley

May 31st, 6pm: Reading at Green Arcade, 1680 Markert Street, San Francisco

June 1st, 7.30pm: Reading at Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

June 2nd, 3pm: Signing at Omnivore Books, 3885 Cesar Chavez St, San Francisco

June 2nd, 6pm: Reading at Book Passage, Ferry Building, San Francisco

June 3rd, 3.30pm: Reading at Microsoft Campus, Redmond

June 3rd, 7pm: Reading at University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle

June 4th, 7.30pm: Reading at Magers and Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Avenue S, Minneapolis

June 5th, 7pm: Reading at Prairie Lights, 15 South Duboque Street, Iowa City

June 6th, 10.30am: Discussion at Printers Row Literary Festival, University Center, Chicago

  1. I’ll be at the signing tomorrow at 3 pm! Let me know if you have time for lunch in SF beforehand.

    cfarivar [at] cfarivar [dot] org

  2. Tom, are you planning on doing any speaking engagements in the UK? Also, will it be you narrating the Audiobook or someone else?

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