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State of the Plate

When: Wed., Nov. 17, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 2010

The inaugural State of the Plate conference aims to create a wide-ranging public conversation--from producer to consumer--on creating a sustainable regional food supply. This year's conference focuses specifically on meat: a roundtable discussion includes Niman Ranch president Paul Willis and Kendall College culinary school president Chris Koetke (10:30 AM); a meet-the-producers event showcases reps from Dietzler Farms and Organic Prairie (12:30 PM); and a 3 PM reception and tasting provides attendees with samples of what they've been discussing. The day begins and ends with presentations by Robert Kenner, who wrote and directed the documentary Food, Inc., which screens at 4:30 PM. Events until 3 PM are at Harold Washington Library Center (400 S. State), then move across the street to Robert Morris University (401 S. State).

Price: $50

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