Technically Food: In Conversation with Author Larissa Zimberoff
October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Walnut Creek Library Foundation’s Live! From the Library series will host Larissa Zimberoff, a freelance journalist and author covering the intersection of food and technology. Her new book, Technically Food: Inside Silicon Valley’s Mission to Change What We Eat, covers the rapidly changing food landscape and mysterious new food choices that will be set before us, and the tech startups behind the shift. Zimberoff will be in conversation with special guest, Lesley McClurg, about her writings and experiences investigating “new foods,” followed by Q&A. Zimberoff will sign books, which will be available for sale, and refreshments featured in her book will be available.
Zimberoff, a San Francisco-based author and frequent contributor to Bloomberg/Businessweek, has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Wired, Time, and other prestigious publications. She spent more than ten years working in Silicon Valley in high-tech and has blended that experience with her passion for food, health, and a deep understanding of the food system. What will be on our dinner plate in ten years? Come hear Zimberoff’s vision.
Lesley McClurg is a health correspondent and fill-in host with KQED. Her work is regularly rebroadcast on numerous NPR and PBS shows. She has won several regional Emmy awards, a regional and a national Edward R. Murrow award. Before joining KQED in 2016, she covered food and sustainability for Capital Public Radio, the environment for Colorado Public Radio, and reported for both KUOW and KCTS9 in Seattle.
Program sponsors are East Bay Times, Friends of the Walnut Creek Library, and Minuteman Press Lafayette.