Meet the Food Gal at “Silicon Valley Reads”

For the past two months, a flurry of activities have been held throughout Silicon Valley, all surrounding that most illuminating, must-read book, “In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan.

March 19, noon to 1:30 p.m., you’re invited to sit in on a free panel discussion about this eye-opening book that outlines just how detrimental our industrialized Western diets are to our health. This event, one of many by “Silicon Valley Reads,” is designed to help promote reading and literacy in our communities.

Yours truly will be on the March 19 panel, along with Chef Charlie Ayers of Calafia Cafe in Palo Alto, and noted author and peach grower extraordinaire, Mas Masumoto. The event will be moderated by my former San Jose Mercury News colleague, Leigh Weimers.

It will take place at Adobe Systems Park conference room in the East Tower lobby, 321 Park Ave. in San Jose.

A light lunch is available for purchase. Please RSVP to the event by emailing:

For more information, click here or email:

Hope to see you all there!

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Date: Friday, 12. March 2010 5:20
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  1. 1

    I always wanted to meet Mas. Oh well. Have fun!

  2. 2

    Woo Hooooo!!!!! This is going onto my calendar — in INK!

  3. 3

    I’ve read this book.. an eye opening read.

  4. 4

    It sounds like a neat event and an interesting book.

  5. 5

    I was just looking at his book the other day in the store and said, “this makes sense”. I’ll try to join you on the 19th! Sounds very interesting.

  6. 6

    Thanks for sharing such a great book and event.

  7. 7

    I knew you were on the panel for a long time, too bad I have to work! Have fun and hope it’ll be recorded on someone can you tube it or play it on the radio for us working folks.

  8. 8

    Of course, I’ve already read that book, which is kind of a requirement as a food blogger. Too bad I won’t be able to attend…but I hope you have a great time…and impress the heck out of the attendees, Carolyn!

    Just curious: I wonder what the lunch is gonna be? Local food? Vegetables? Not too much?

  9. 9

    What an amazing event! I’ll try to rearrange some things. I really want to attend!

  10. 10

    Sophia: I think lunch is fairly simple — it’s a salad filled with fresh veggies. And you can get it topped with chicken. So, pretty light and healthful, in keeping with the theme. It would be pretty hilarious if the lunch were like fast-food burgers, huh!

    To all of you who can make the event, please come say “hi” afterward. Would love to meet you all.

  11. 11

    Sounds great, I’m going to try to attend!

  12. 12

    Awww, wish it was on the weekend, I’d love to attend…

  13. 13

    That should be an interesting discussion! I wish I could attend!

  14. 14

    Wish I lived in the area so I could come! I have been meaning to read that book but haven’t gotten around to it!

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