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Megan Kimble


Megan Kimble is the editor of Edible Baja Arizona, a local food magazine serving Tucson and the borderlands, and the author of Unprocessed: My City-Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Real Food (William Morrow/HarperCollins 2015). She is a contributor to "How We Speak to One Another," a book of essays edited by Ander Monson and Craig Reinbold. She is also a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times, and her articles and essays have appeared in Best Food Writing 2015 (Da Capo Press), the Washington Post, and High Country News. She earned her MFA in creative writing from the University of Arizona.

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Megan Kimble
Unprocessed: My City-Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Real Food Megan Kimble was a twenty-six-year-old living in a small apartment without even a garden plot to her name. But she knew that she cared about where her food came from, how it was made, and what it did to her body—so she decided to go an entire year without eating processed foods. Unprocessed is the narrative of Megan’s extraordinary year, in which she milled wheat, extracted salt from the sea, milked a goat, slaughtered a sheep, and more—all while she was a busy, broke city-dweller. What makes a food processed? The answer to that question went far beyond cutting out snacks and sodas, and led to a fascinating journey through America’s food system, past and present. Megan learned how wheat became white, how fresh produce was globalized, and how animals were industrialized. But she also discovered that in daily life—conjuring meals while balancing a job, social life, and even dating—our edible futures are inextricably tied to gender and economy, politics and money, work and play. Backed by extensive research and wide-ranging interviews, and including tips on how to ditch processed food and transition to a real-food lifestyle, Unprocessed offers provocative insights not only on the process of food but also the processes that shape our habits, communities, and day-to-day lives.

Local First Arizona / Antigone Books, Booth #401 (Seats 1)
Sat, Mar 11, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction

Author: Megan Kimble
From Millennials to Grandmothers: Bringing Back Comfort Classics
Saveur "Blog of the Year" award-winning blogger Molly Yeh brings her unique perspective, sense of humor, and great storytelling skills to life in this session. She'll explore her cultural roots, discuss her new life on a farm, and weave in her unmistakable voice and approachable recipes.

Culinary Stage (Seats 266)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Culinary
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Molly Yeh
Moderator: Megan Kimble
Foraging in the Southwest
A forager and author teams up with the editor of "Edible Baja" magazine, for a fun adventure of foraging, finding, and loving edible wild plants.

National Parks Experience (Seats 146)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - National Parks Experience Store (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: John Slattery
Moderator: Megan Kimble
How We Speak to One Another: Explorations of the Essay
UA English professor Ander Monson and contributors read from and discuss the essays featured in "How We Speak to One Another," giving context to the flexibility and vitality of the essay as a literary form.

Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (Seats 100, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Signing Area - Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Steven Church, Megan Kimble, Will Slattery, Aisha Sabatini Sloan, Katherine Standefer, Nicole Walker
Moderator: Ander Monson

Book:
How We Speak to One Another
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Coffee House Press
March 2017
ISBN 9781566894579
Paperback, 275 pages
$20.00, NYP
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