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One Book One Community 2016

Kelsey Timmerman - WHERE AM I EATING?

Follow Indiana author Kelsey Timmerman as he journeys across the globe in an effort to track his food back to the point of origin.

Where Am I Eating? bridges the gap between global farmers and fishermen and American consumers. America now imports twice as much food as it did a decade ago. What does this increased reliance on imported food mean for the people around the globe who produce our food? Kelsey Timmerman set out on a global quest to meet the farmers and fisherman who grow and catch our food, and also worked alongside them: loading lobster boats in Nicaragua, splitting cocoa beans with a machete in Ivory Coast, and hauling tomatoes in Ohio.

Where Am I Eating? tells fascinating stories from around the world about who produces the food we eat, explaining what their lives are like and how our habits affect them. Timmerman explores the global food economy including workers’ rights, the global food crisis, fair trade, and immigration.

Author Kelsey Timmerman has discussed social issues on NPR's Talk of the Nation and Fox News Radio. Where Am I Eating? does not argue for or against the globalization of food, but personalizes it by observing the hope and opportunity, and sometimes the lack thereof, which the global food economy gives to the world's poorest producers.

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Author Appearance

Hear Kelsey Timmerman speak about his book on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Old National Events Plaza.

Seton Harvest Twilight Reception


About Kelsey Timmerman

Kelsey Timmerman is the New York Times Bestselling author of WHERE AM I WEARING? A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes and WHERE AM I EATING? An Adventure Through the Global Food Economy. 

His writing has appeared in publications such as the Christian Science Monitor and Condé Nast Portfolio and has aired on NPR. Kelsey is also the cofounder of the Facing Project, which seeks to connect people through stories to strengthen community.

He has spent the night in Castle Dracula in Romania, played PlayStation in Kosovo, farmed on four continents, taught an island village to play baseball in Honduras, and in another life, worked as a SCUBA instructor in Key West, Florida. Whether in print or in person he seeks to connect people around the world.




Read Alike Selections

jacket1 All Natural - Nathanael Johnson

jacket2 American Wasteland - Jonathan Bloom

jacket3 The American Way of Eating - Tracie McMillan

jacket4 Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - Barbara Kingsolver

jacket6 Consumed - Sarah Elton

jacket8 Growing a Feast - Kurt Timmermeister


jacket5 Blessing the Hands That Feed Us - Vicki Robin

jacket7 Foodopoly - Wenonah Hauter

jacket9 Locavore Adventures - Jim Weaver

jacket10 The Locavore's Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-mile Diet - Pierre Desrochers

jacket11 The Third Plate - Dan Barber



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