BKBF: Gatekeeping in Food Writing and the Food World

Most recently, revelations at Bon Appetit magazine have made evident the role that gatekeeping plays in the food and food media worlds in terms of preventing women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other marginalized communities from getting a seat at the table. This panel will explore this dynamic of exclusion, as well as how members of marginalized communities have been able to break through by both playing by the rules and breaking them. Panelists will include writers such as Victoria James (Wine Girl: The Humiliations, Obstacles, and Triumphs of America’s Youngest Sommelier), John Birdsall (The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard), and Jessica Harris (My Soul Looks Back) whose works have focused on breaking into exclusive worlds and the barriers to doing so. Moderated by Priya Krishna, author of Indian-ish.

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Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 9:00pm

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Wine Girl: The Obstacles, Humiliations, and Triumphs of America's Youngest Sommelier Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062961679
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Ecco - March 24th, 2020

The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780393635713
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 6th, 2020

My Soul Looks Back: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501125928
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Scribner - May 15th, 2018

Indian-ish: Recipes and Antics from a Modern American Family Cover Image
By Priya Krishna, Mackenzie Kelley (By (photographer))
$28.00
ISBN: 9781328482471
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - April 23rd, 2019

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