F2Ti Speaker Spotlight: Leah Sarris & Nathanael Johnson

F2Ti Speaker Spotlight: Leah Sarris & Nathanael JohnsonThe Farm To Table International Symposium (F2Ti) offers practical knowledge for all those interested in the topics of sourcing, producing, and consuming foods locally. Join in lively discussions on the topic which will feature the brightest thought leaders and leading practitioners in the burgeoning farm-to-table movement. This year’s theme, “The Process,” examines the agricultural-culinary cycle at all levels and will feature its own organic urban farm research project. Registration now open!  Click here to register.

Leah Sarris
Program Director
Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, Tulane University
Leah Sarris is the Program Director for the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans. She is, to our knowledge, the first chef employed full time by a medical school. Chef Leah obtained her BS in Culinary Nutrition from the prestigious Johnson & Wales University. Besides her schooling, her love of food, nutrition and agriculture stem from her past years spent teaching students and the community in the university and non-profit sectors; her work in agriculture through farming and involvement in the Farm to School program; and her experience working in the foodservice industry, in both the restaurant and manufacturing sectors. She is very enthusiastic and dedicated to the program at Tulane, and excited to be part of such a forward-thinking endeavor.

F2Ti Speaker Spotlight: Leah Sarris & Nathanael JohnsonNathanael Johnson
Grist Food Writer
Nathanael Johnson is a journalist who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and daughter. He has contributed to Harper’s, New York, and Conservation, National Public Radio, and This American Life. His first book is: All Natural: A Skeptic’s Quest to Discover If the Natural Approach to Diet, Childbirth, Healing, and the Environment Really Keeps Us Healthier and Happier — it is also a quest for the world’s longest subtitle. He worked at a small-town newspaper in Idaho before going to study with Michael Pollan at the UC Berkeley School of Journalism. He writes the “Thought for Food” column at Grist.org. For more information please visit www.nathanaeljohnson.org

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s partnerships with the SoFAB Institute and the LSU AgCenter reflect an abundance of knowledge and expertise that will be showcased at F2Ti.

SoFAB documents and celebrates the food and drink of all cultures through exhibits, programming, and a range of media. SoFAB is home to several entities, among them the SoFAB Center for Food Law, Policy & Culture, SoFAB Culinary Library & Archive, the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, Museum of the American Cocktail, and SoFAB Media.

The LSU AgCenter is a part of a nationwide network of research-based extension offices within the land-grant system of universities and provides innovative research, information and education to improve people’s lives in Louisiana and the world.

For more information please visit f2t-int.com.