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Monday, March 11 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Eating to Live Online: Virtual Food & Real Life

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Food may be the new rock and roll, but there's a lot to hate about current food culture. The conversational territory is carved up into ridiculous feats of gluttony, Rube Goldberg cooking processes, mean-spirited reality TV competitions, food porn, snarky yelps, corporate swill mongering, and dogmatic diet proselytizing. Even something as well-intentioned as the local food movement can take on an elitist tone.
Amid all the bread and circuses, there are opportunities for change. With videos, podcasts, blogs, hangouts, we have the media to educate ourselves and the tools to create change. Or some of us do. Running parallel to the digital divide is a crisis of food insecurity obscured by foodie trends. Often, the very same populations who lack resources to take online cooking classes or create a blog also lack access to fresh, healthy food.
A vlogger, podcaster, chef, and journalist will discuss the extremes of hedonism and hunger and demonstrate how new media changes conversations.
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Addie Broyles

food writerAustin American-StatesmanAs a columnist for the Austin American-Statesman, Addie Broyles covers everything from cookbooks and recipes to farmers markets, trends and food businesses in the Wednesday food section and on her Austin360 blog, Relish Austin.
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Will Burdette

Podcaster/Program Coord DWRLThe University of Texas at AustinWill Burdette is a graduate student in English at The University of Texas at Austin, program coordinator of the DIgital Writing & Research Lab, a food podcaster at No Satiation, and technology chair of the Austin Food Blogger... Read More →
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Hilah Johnson

Host/Co-CreatorHilah CookingHilah Johnson started HilahCooking in January 2010 with her partner Christopher Sharpe. They produce two how-to videos a week and she has written four cookbooks so far. Her focus is mostly on simple recipes with a Texas touch that cooks of all skill levels... Read More →
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Mary Helen Leonard

cooking instructorChefHangout.comRecovering Yankee and ex-expat, Mary Helen Leonard fell in love with Austin several years ago, and is now proud to call this little city her home. She’s a professionally trained cook with a background in French, Japanese, and Chinese cuisines, from... Read More →

Monday March 11, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Sheraton Austin, Capitol EFGH

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