Eric Schlosser at Belmont's Curb Center and Belmont Heights' Sanctuary 

Fast Foodie

Fast Foodie
Fans of muckraking journalism and White Castle bashing await Eric Schlosser’s presentations at these two Belmont Boulevard sites. Best known for penning Fast Food Nation and co-producing the accompanying documentary film, the Manhattan native contends the industry comprising, among other notables, KFC and Mickey D’s, now churns out product comparable to “Hollywood movies, blue jeans, and pop music” as U.S. cultural exports. Schlosser’s book-film exposed the chain fry-pit sector for its nasty working conditions and menu offerings of food so fat-laden that a “diner” would almost be better served ingesting a small can of lard. The free event will see the always-sharp Schlosser (after what should be a presentation that rivals in fascination what a Wendy’s milkshake offers in calories) field audience questions concerning the nutritional value, security and sustainability of our food supply. Of note, Schlosser’s next book will focus on the U.S. prison system. Brutality — both exposed within the cells and delivered via the author’s distinctive style — is anticipated. The Belmont University appearance is open to students, while the church appearance is open to the public.
Mon., Feb. 15, 7 p.m., 2010


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