The anti-foodie, anti-locavore voice is only getting louder: Less than a week after Pavia Rosati’s Gourmet Live piece, “Shut Up, Locavores,” Alex Beam asked Boston Globe readers, “Are they done yet? Is this the Twilight of the Foodies? Foodie Thermidor? Foodie-Dämmerung?” And on the heels of B.R. Myers’s epic takedown of food snobs, James E. McWilliams (author of Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly) asked readers of The Atlantic to “imagine a less insular, less local-obsessed, and less indulgent food movement.” If you found yourself wanting to debate McWilliams, you may want to visit the Museum of the City of New York this Friday, where he’ll discuss issues of sustainability with a true pioneer, Peter Hoffman of Savoy, as well as Gabrielle Langholtz of Edible Manhattan, Green Metropolis author David Owen, and Jennifer Small of Flying Pigs Farm. To purchase $12 tickets, see here.
Suckling pig at Peter Hoffman’s Back Forty. Photo: Melissa Hom