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food | Dec 5th, 2017

How the “Sensefulness Mindset” Helps People (and Companies) Re-Engage with the World: The Lavin Interview with Bianca Bosker

At a glance, Bianca Bosker works like any hard-nosed detective: close reading the evidence around her until the case is solved. But there’s no crime in her scene—rather, Bosker looks to the world of her senses to make experiences more informed, enriched, and alive.  What if you were surrounded by... Continue Reading →
food | Sep 25th, 2017

Engage the Senses to Generate Obsession: NYT Bestselling Author of Cork Dork Bianca Bosker Is Our Latest Speaker

What if you could find out how to make your product or service more deliciously alluring? Meet Bianca Bosker, the latest addition to the Lavin roster—a journalist and instant New York Times bestselling author who knows customer obsession to her bones. The key? Sensefulness.  Smart companies know... Continue Reading →
food | Aug 16th, 2016

WATCH: Food Speaker Bryant Terry’s New TEDMED Talk

Food justice activist Bryant Terry’s talk from TEDMED 2015 is now available to watch! Terry, the author of the critically acclaimed Vegan Soul Kitchen and Afro-Vegan, spoke last November at the conference. In the video, Terry tells the story of a hip-hop song that forever changed the way he looked... Continue Reading →
food | Apr 25th, 2016

First Look: Eddie Huang’s New Book, Double Cup Love

For Eddie Huang—accomplished author, TV host, and restaurateur—what’s left to achieve? The answer, it seemed, was to search for a soulmate—and for himself. In his new book Double Cup Love: On the Trail of Family, Food, and Broken Hearts in China (available May 31st), Huang takes a deep dive into... Continue Reading →
food | Aug 3rd, 2015

Mark Schatzker, Author of The Dorito Effect, on Putting Pleasure Back into Food

This week, food speaker Mark Schatzker was featured in two high-profile interviews—on TVO’s The Agenda and in Vox—to talk about his new book The Dorito Effect. Schatzker reminds us that the key to healthy eating is in re-establishing the important and surprising link between flavor and nutrition.... Continue Reading →
food | Oct 6th, 2014

Nothing Beats Bacon: Speaker David Sax on the Economic Impact of Food Trends

We're so pleased to announce that James Beard Award-winning writer David Sax has joined Lavin as a new exclusive speaker. Sax is the author of The Tastemakers, a new book that examines how food trends have the power to change our culture—and the economy, marketing, business, and health—at a... Continue Reading →
food | Feb 23rd, 2011

Mark Bittman on How McDonald's Turned Oatmeal into "Expensive Junk Food"

“In typical McDonald’s fashion,” Mark Bittman writes, “the company is doing everything it can to turn oatmeal into yet another bad choice.” Bittman’s article on McDonald’s decision to sell oatmeal — or, as he puts it, a combination of “oats, sugar, sweetened dried fruit, cream and 11 weird... Continue Reading →