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Chef Parker Bosely to speak on sustainable cuisine

Parker Bosely, whose Cleveland-based restaurant Parker’s New American Bistro was rated one of America’s Best 50 Restaurants last year by Gourmet Magazine, will speak on "Our Future Begins at the Dinner Table: Challenging the Sustainable Community" at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at the Lane Public Library in Oxford.

Bosely, the French-trained chef/ owner of Parker’s, is a pioneer of sustainable cuisine, using fresh, simple ingredients from local farmers to create seasonal dishes. Bosely will discuss his 20-year history of cultivating the art of sustainable cuisine and explain cuisine from a local perspective. He will also discuss food as politics — how our food purchases cast a vote for the kind of agriculture and community we want for the future — and what is needed to recreate the one-to-one relationship of farmer and consumer.

According to a BusinessWeek Online review, Gourmet’s Best 50 list spotlights a "sea change in American cooking" recognizing smaller restaurants like Parker’s that "are part of a new tradition of American cooking." Many of these restaurants are supporters of organic growing techniques and other principles of sustainable agriculture.

The talk is sponsored by the Miami University/Oxford chapter of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association and Miami’s Institute of Environmental Studies.

Area chefs and growers will be available for networking after the talk. Lane Public Library is located at 15 S. College Ave.

For more information contact Derric Pennington at 9-5811 or pennindn@muohio.edu.

Date Published: 11/14/2002
Volume: 22   Number: 16

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