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Gluten-free. Local. Big Food. Paleo. Factory farm. Artisanal. Food buzzwords are everywhere. Our food speakers—activists, investigative journalists, chefs, and writers—are here to help you figure out what to eat and why, and discuss the cultural and political implications of what’s on our tables.

 
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David Sax

The author of The Tastemakers and Save the Deli

David Sax is a food writer with an eye for the bigger picture. Food trends are not only a collection of photos on Instagram, he says. They have an everlasting effect on our culture, workforce, economy, health, and day-to-day lives.

 
Eddie Huang

Bestselling Author of Fresh Off the Boat, & Host for Vice and MTV

Eddie Huang is the bestselling author of Fresh Off the Boat, the memoir ABC adapted into one of the most talked-about new TV shows in recent years. On stage, this hyper-opinionated diversity speaker s...

Sarah Elton

Journalist and Author of Locavore and Consumed

Sarah Elton is the bestselling author of Consumed and Locavore. In her work as an author and journalist, she documents the innovative and inspiring new ways people around the world are producing food—...

Bianca Bosker

Author of Cork Dork, the Instant New York Times Bestseller

How do you make products and experiences irresistible? To Bianca Bosker—a journalist who’s written extensively on customer obsession—the key lies in sensefulness. In other words, smart companies use a...

Bryant Terry

Author of Grub and Winner of a James Beard Leadership Award

Chef, food justice activist, and critically-acclaimed author Bryant Terry has spent the past ten years working to build a more just and sustainable food system. Using cooking as a tool to illuminate t...

Mark Schatzker

Author of The Dorito Effect

Mark Schatzker has found a radical new way to talk about food and health—and it’s all about flavor. In The Dorito Effect (“Illuminating”—The New York Times) he shows how taste and nutrition don’t have...

Kavita Shukla

Founder & CEO of Fenugreen

Kavita Shukla is the groundbreaking social entrepreneur behind FreshPaper, a biodegradable paper that creates a brilliant solution to the global issue of food waste. FreshPaper landed Shukla on three ...

Adria Vasil

Author of Ecoholic, Leading Environmental Columnist

Through her accessible and comprehensive books, the popular green advice column she’s been writing since 2004, her public lectures, and her regular appearances on CBC News, CTV’s Canada AM, and many o...

Steven Page

Singer, Songwriter, and Canadian Icon

An articulate and mesmerizing speaker, Steven Page is utterly at home on the stage. Page—singer, songwriter, host of The Illegal Eater, and Canadian icon—has made an indelible mark on our country’s mu...