Webinar: The State and Future of Global Foodways
During the Covid-19 crisis, sweeping stay-at-home mandates and restaurant closures have forced people around the world into their own kitchens to feed their families. As a result, our relationship with how we source food may be more personal—and more complicated—than ever in modern history. Global food supply chains have been dramatically disrupted. Restaurants and chefs are sharing resources with home cooks. Small farms and producers have become popular alternatives to supermarkets. And with surging food insecurity—and paradoxically, a spike in food waste—the complications of feeding our communities have been made stark.
Worldwide, these factors and more have further strained already delicate foodways. How do we protect, rebuild, and reform our local food systems in a post-Covid world? How can we look to other nations, share information and learn from one another?
Join us this week and explore how three countries—Colombia, Italy and the United States—are adapting to these challenges by relying on local foodways, ancestral traditions and entrepreneurial ingenuity. In conversation with Life & Thyme Correspondent Elena Valeriote, we welcome Jonny Rhodes, Chef and Owner of Indigo and Broham Fine Soul Food & Groceries in Houston, Texas; Caterina Romanelli, Farm Manager at L’Orto Felice in Udine, Italy; and Santiago Arango, General Manager of Grupo Takami in Bogotá, Colombia.