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Peterborough: ‘Real Food, Fake Food’ at Lyceum


Thursday, June 28, 2018 3:51PM

On Sunday, author Larry Olmsted will open the 2018 season of the Monadnock Summer Lyceum with his presentation “Real Food, Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating and What You Can Do About It.” Named one of “The Best New Books” of 2016 by People Magazine, Olmsted’s “Real Food, Fake Food’ was a New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal bestseller.

Olmsted, an award-winning journalist and creative writing visiting professor at Dartmouth College, will talk about the food situation in America, describe real and fake food,and explain how this issue permeates peoople’s daily lives at home, in the supermarket, and in restaurants. He will also explain the circumstances that led him to these discoveries and to write “Real Food, Fake Food.” As the book was recently released in a paperback edition with some new material, he will also discuss changes that have taken place, good and bad, since the hardcover book was released two years ago.

Olmsted is also the author of “Getting Into Guinness,” a look at the rich history and cultural impact of the bestselling copyrighted work of all time, the Guinness Book of World Records. Olmsted is currently a columnist for USA Today and Forbes.com, and the contributing travel editor for Cigar Aficionado magazine.The presentation will be moderated by Peterborough resident Elaine Holden, who is the host of “The Holding Hour” and “Turning Pages” on WSMN 1590.

Olmsted’s talk begins at 11 a.m. Music lovers should arrive at the venue, the historic Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church, by 10:30 am to hear classical selections by David Flemming (flute), Mary Seaver (clarinet), Joy Flemming (bassoon) and Tony Brinsdon (piano). Following Olmsted’s presentation, at noon, there will be a reception hosted by Nature’s Green Grocer Market & Café.

The music, presentation, and reception are all free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.monadnocklyceum.org.