Eating, Reading and Living Well

Eating, Reading and Living Well is an annual series of films, readings, and presentations for youth and adults focusing on learning to live a healthier life. Presented by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library and sponsored by Mississippi Market.


The Perennial Plate: Adventures in Sustainable Eating – Discussion and film screening

Tuesday, May 5, 7 p.m.
Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Avenue, Saint Paul

Join chef and filmmaker Daniel Klein as he discusses his James Beard Award winning documentary series, “The Perennial Plate,” and shows clips from some of his favorite episodes. Add to calendar >>

Twin Cities Chef’s Table

Monday, May 18, 7 p.m.
Saint Anthony Park Library, 2245 Como Ave., Saint Paul

Minneapolis-based food writer and photographer Stephanie Meyer presents her new book, Twin Cities Chef’s Table, which takes readers inside nearly 50 metro area eateries, featuring mouth-watering recipes from local chefs and over 100 full-color photos. Add to calendar >>

Writing from Plow to Plate: How Nonfiction Writing Shaped the Sustainable Food Movement

Thursday, May 28, 7 p.m.
Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Avenue, Saint Paul

Since criticism of industrial agriculture first began appearing in the early 1970s, nonfiction writers have been among the most vocal advocates for a more sustainable food system. Join University of Minnesota professor Daniel Philippon as he explores how several nonfiction writers in the U.S. and Europe have shaped the sustainable food movement through their work. Add to calendar >>

Mississippi Market LogoThe Eating, Reading & Living Well Series is made possible through generous support by Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-op—St. Paul’s premier source for local & organic produce, sustainably raised meats, and delicious, healthful food.