#38 JB Blunk House, Inverness, California 11/16/2013

Peter Coyoteactor, author, director, screenwriter, narrator, and one of the founders of the Diggers

Ignacio Valeroprofessor of humanities and sciences at CCA

Amy Franceschini, Futurefarmer

Sim Van der Ryn, ecological design pioneer and architect

Francine Allen, master gardener

Arlene Goldbardwriter, speaker, activist, and consultant

Orazio Belletini, Director of FARO, an Ecuadorian think tank

Ido Yoshimoto, artist

Asia Wong, dancer


#37 Oakland 7.22.13 co-hosted by Alice Waters

Alice Waters, chef, author, activist, Vice President of Slow Food International, founder of Chez Panisse and the Edible Schoolyard Project

Joe Boyd, record producer and writer

Davia Nelson, public radio producer

Daniel Patterson, chef, restauranteur, and food writer

Helena Keeffe, artist

Ignacio Valero, academic

Emily Cohen, program director at Slide Ranch

Blair Randall, executive director of Garden For the Environment

Laura Parker, artist

Jerome Waag, head chef at Chez Panisse, artist, and founder of OPENrestaurant

Ann Hatch, Bay Area arts philanthropist and residency program founder

Ben Kinmont, artist and book dealer, specializing in antiquarian books on gastronomy

Chris Kronner, chef/owner at KronnerBurger, formerly chef of Bar Tartine, Slow Club, Serpentine, and Good Evening Thursday

Ashley Hildreth, co-owner of KronnerBurger 


#36 Art In General, Manhattan 9.18.12

Pablo Helguerafocus includes history, pedagogy, sociolinguistics, ethnography, memory and the absurd, working in formats including the lecture, museum display strategies, musical performances and written fiction. His work as an educator has usually intersected his interest as an artist, making his work often reflects on issues of interpretation, dialogue, and the role of contemporary culture in a global reality. This intersection is best exemplified in his project,The School of Panamerican Unrest”a nomadic think-tank that physically crossed the continent by car from Anchorage, Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, making 40 stops in between. Covering almost 20,000 miles, it is considered one of the most extensive public art projects on record. He is the director of the Adult and Academic Programs at MOMA and formerly the head of public programs at the education dept. of the Guggenheim. He wrote The Pablo Helguera Manual of Contemporary Art Style (2005), Education for Socially Engaged Art (2011), and at least 10 other books.

Stefani Bardin, media maker working between video, film, installation and immersion. She is currently engaged with a body of work entitled The Pharmacology of Taste that looks at the role of technology on our food systems. Her projects include the repurposing of gastroenterology devices that record images and information from the GI tract.  She teaches at Parsons and the New School and is the Director of Education at 3rd Ward.

Tamar Adler, writer, chef, food activist, author of An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace

Doug Ashford, teacher, artist and writer. He is Associate Professor at The Cooper Union where he has taught 3D design, sculpture, public art and theory seminars since 1989. Ashford’s principle visual practice from 1982 to 1996 was the artists’ collaborative Group Material that produced over 40 exhibitions and public projects internationally. Group Material developed the exhibition form into an artistic medium using display design and curatorial juxtaposition as a critical location where audiences were invited to imagine democratic forms. 

Tracy Candido, New York based artist, producer, and designer, presenting innovative ideas for public consumption. Projects include exploratory food environments, interpretive meals, food workshops, and public culinary interventions. Candido delves deep into spaces of imagination, exploring what is possible in the landscape of multi-sensory information. With food as a medium and eating as a social practice, she investigates spaces of vulnerability, exchange, and power.

Elaine Tin Nyo uses food as a medium in tandem with gestures that examine American community life. Tin Nyo has created food-based rituals and actions such as The Bake Sale (1997) at Deitch Projects, which confronted the politics of the Soho gallery community and replaced the sale of artworks with that of baked goods. Tin Nyo's Tete de Moine Cake (FOOD/FAKE FOOD) (2009), part of the CAFÉ series at the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, used replicas of a cheese wheel and a cake that the artist had prepared to remind viewers about what cannot be consumed. Tin Nyo conveys in Icebox Plums (CAFÉ, POET Night) (2009), which encouraged visitors to steal juicy, ice-cold plums from atop a dripping block of ice and eat them, that there are still ways to indulge, even if what you desire seems to be unavailable for consumption. By exploring the social and community practice of eating as an avenue for participation and consideration, Tin Nyo combines the alluring seduction and subsequent sensual release of experiencing the smells, sights, tastes and textures of food with that of the exquisite oddities of American culture.

Marisa Jahn, artist, designer, curator, writer, and community organizer who believes that bridging culture and grassroots politics brings about innovative forms of social change. Marisa co-directed “Pond: art, activism, & ideas,” a gallery-based non-profit dedicated to experimental art, co-founded REV-, a non-profit dedicated to furthering socially engaged art, design, and pedagogy, is creative and executive director of People’s Production House, and has worked with Center for Urban Pedagogy, I-Witness Video, and Reverend Billy & The Church of Life After Shopping. She has co-edited 3 books on art and politics.

Steve Lambert made international news after the 2008 US election with The NYT “Special Edition,” a replica of the “paper of record” announcing the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other good news. He has collaborated with the Yes Men, Graffiti Research Lab, and Greenpeace and is founder of the Center for Artistic Activism, the Anti-Advertising Agency, Add-Art (a Firefox add-on that replaces online advertising with art), works have won awards from Prix Ars Electronica, Rhizome/The New Museum, the Creative Work Fund, Adbusters Media Foundation, and the California Arts Council

Jill Magid is attracted to situations from which she is excluded, whether they are spaces, systems or ideas; she looks for a point of entry and invents a means and a methodology for access, participation, revelation, or exchange, has had solo exhibitions at the Whitney, the Tate, Gagosian, and all over Europe.

Mary Walling Blackburn’s work ranges from installation and network-based media to video, performance, sculpture, social practice and critical theory. She has exhibited at the Whitney, Bard, and LAX Art. She has taught at Cooper and Art Institute of Chicago and published in Cabinet, Afterall, and Art Forum. Blackburn received a ArtMatters grant, given to artists who display a decisive engagement with social justice. A specific aspect of her art practice involves an experimental educational project, The Anhoek School, a graduate program in which student-teacher monetary exchange is replaced with a barter system. The nomadic school has been invited to Aarhus, Denmark, Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Soex in SF, and Harvard.

Hilary Baum, Director of Baum Forum, President of Public Market Partners. For 15 years, as a producer of educational seminars, multi-day conferences and special events focusing on food, farming and markets, she has advanced the dialogue on critical issues among industry professionals, culinary students, market managers, farmers, officials, citizens. She recently completed her term as founding Coordinating Director of Food Systems Network NYC. She has been involved in the development of farmers’ and public markets, agricultural marketing programs, and CSAs. Beginning with her tenure as founding director of The Public Market Collaborative at Project for Public Spaces in 1987, she consulted nationally with market sponsors and municipalities on strategies for creating and improving markets for downtown revitalization and to stem the tide of local agricultural decline. She is recognized as an industry leader, challenging assumptions about our food sources, food quality and food safety. 

Adam Katz, founder and president of Imprint Project, a cultural consultant and curator, behind a variety of innovative marketing initiatives that bridge commerce and culture to develop new models for arts patronage, education, and community engagement.

Cerise Mayo, founder and director of Nutshell Projects, a consultancy committed to building sustainable, regional food economies. Cerise was formerly director of special projects at Slow Food USA and also ran the New Amsterdam Market.

Julia Sherman mines folk traditions, canonical art history, feminist theory and a range of personal anxieties to create tableaus of fantasy, philosophy and interrogation. She is the founder of workspace in LA and has apprenticed with a weaver, a wig-maker and a cobbler. She is a contributing artist/writer to Triple Canopy, White Zinfandel, Cabinet Magazine and The Highlights art journal. In her most recent work she examines the 1968 Miss America Pageant and the Women’s Liberation intervention of the event, in an effort to consider the legacy and contemporary state of the American feminist movement.

Courtenay Finn, curator at Art In General

Alexander Provan is a writer living in Brooklyn and a founding editor of Triple Canopy. He is also a contributing editor of Bidoun. His work has appeared in the Nation, the Believer, GQ, and Bookforum.

Melena Ryzik, lead writer of the Carpetbagger blog, general assignment culture reporter, covering film, music, theater, television, visual art, dance, has chronicled cultural life in New York for the UrbanEye video series, joined The Times in 2001 writing for metro and investigative news, enjoys riding her bicycle to black tie events

Olga Kopenkina, writer and curator, her curatorial work focuses both on modernism’s heritage and cultural legacy of artistic expression after the fall of communism, teaches on topics related to political understanding of art such as future of utopia, political history of exhibitions, and art and political ecology at NYU, published in Modern Painters, Afterimage, Documenta Journal, and Manifesta Journal.

Gregory Sholette, artist, writer, a founding member of Political Art Documentation/Distribution (PAD/D: 1980-1988), and REPOhistory (1989-2000), and author of Dark Matter: Art and Politics in an Age of Enterprise Culture, 2011. His most recent exhibitions include 15 Islands for Robert Moses at the Queens Museum of Art Panorama, and the Imaginary Archive: Galway, Ireland. He is the co-curator with Olvier Ressler of the exhibition It’s the Political Economy, Stupid, at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York. An Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Queens College, member of Gulf Labor Coalition; The Institute for Wishful Thinking; and an academic adviser for the new, Home Workspace Program in Beirut, Lebanon.

Varun Mehra, assistant to Alice Waters

Victoria Estok has a dual background in sound art and environmental work. Her work highlights listening as a practice often exposing emotional undercurrents. Alternating between taking a playful look at what we consider to be reality and then sometimes a more poetic approach, Estok lingers on sounds and words capturing listeners and having them reexamine what they are paying attention to.

Audrey Snyder explores notions of site-specificity, storytelling, and changing urban and rural landscapes through an interdisciplinary practice. As one such exploration she collected over fifty water samples from various sites in California to create a map of water-use in the state. The appearance of the samples, which ranged from clear spring water in the Sierra Nevada to the silty sludge from reservoirs in Southern California, was a material investigation that produced an alternative map. Her projects involve performance, sculpture, and printmaking to tease out the psychic and economic issues that are inherent to an urban versus rural binary.

Monica LoCascio, Executive Producer of SCOPE art fair


#35 Carpenter Center, Harvard University 4.24.12

Helen Mirra, artist and VES faculty

Louisa Denison, food literacy project coordinator and co-founder of the Harvard Community Garden

Sam Gould, red76, professor

Scott Berzofsky, work explores the relation between art, ecology and urban spatial politics

Rebecca Uchill, curator, founder of experience economies

Gavin Kroeber, producer, founder of experience economies

Cornelia Hoskin, HOMEGROWN Shepherdess, FARMAID

Lisa Gross, artist, founder of the Boston Tree Party and the Director and Founder of Hybrid Vigor Projects

Dave Craft, urban forager and cancer researcher

Jeremy Blatter, PhD candidate in the History of Science and Film and Visual Studies at Harvard, research focuses on the history of psychotechnics and applied psychology

Virginia White, artist 

Maria Molteni, artist, educator, dancer, beekeeper

Kathleen Bitetti, artist, curator, public policy expert

John Hulsey, artist, PhD candidate in Film and Visual Studies at Harvard

Dena Molnar, textile designer

Keerthi Reddy, Harvard Crimson staff writer

Rebecca Cohen, Harvard student

#34 Cannard Farm, Sonoma, Ca 01.29.12

Bob Cannard, farmer

Leslie Shows, artist

Natasha Wheat, artist

Hanna Hart, rancher and midwife in training

Loma Pongmee

Sharon Jones

Albert Nunez

#33 Sausalito   11.27.11

Les Blank, legendary filmmaker

Amy Franceschini, artist

Stijn Schifeleers, artist

Ted Purves, artist, dean of the MFA program and founder of the Social Practice department at CCA

Susanne Cockrell, artist and teacher

Twilight Greenaway, food editor at Grist

Ashley Helvey, artist, felter, designer

Julie Kahn, filmmaker

#32   9.20.11

#31  8.23.11

Audrey Snyder, Cooper Union student, printmaker, Futurefarmer

Cathy Erway, food blogger, author of The Art of Eating In, writes about food, sustainable farming and green living at The Huffington Post, Saveur.com and Edible Brooklyn, and has written for Brooklyn Based and The L Magazine. She hosts the weekly radio show, Let's Eat In, on Heritage Radio Network and co-founded theHapa Kitchen supper club.

Laura Parker, artist whose work often focuses on agriculture, the environment and social structureAmy Franceschini, artist, designer, professor, founder of Future FarmersFree Soil, and the SF Victory Garden Project

Stijn Schiffeleers, artist, curator

Sarah Simon, half of Magic, Magic Roses

Allison Smith, artist, chair of sculpture dept at CCA

Christina Linden, curator, critic


#30 Brooklyn 7.26.11

Josh Viertel, President of Slow Food USA, previously co-founded/co-directed the Yale Sustainable Food Project.

Daniel Burns, head of the Momofuku culinary lab, former head pastry chef at noma restaurant (CPH), former R&D chef at The Fat Duck (Bray, England)

Natalie Jeremijenko, artist and engineer with background in biochem, physics, neuroscience and precision engineering, exploring the interface between society, the environment and technology. She is an Associate Professor at NYU in Visual Arts, and has affiliated appointments in Computer Science and Environmental Studies. She was recently named one of the 40 most influential designers by I.D. Magazine and is director of the xDesign Environmental Health Clinic which develops and prescribes locally optimized and often playful strategies to effect remediation of environmental systems, producing measurable and mediagenic evidence and coordinating diverse projects to effective material change.

Anne Pasternak, president and artistic director of Creative Time. Pasternak has been committed to initiating projects that give artists the opportunity to innovate their practice and reflect on contemporary society while engaging millions of people with art that permeates everyday urban life. In addition to her work at Creative Time, Pasternak curates independent exhibitions, contributes essays to cultural publications, and lectures extensively throughout the United States and Europe.

Agnes Denes, early conceptual artist, pioneering eco-artist,  employs her investigations into the physical and social sciences, philosophy, linguistics, psychology, art history, poetry and music in her work. Best known for Wheatfield—A Confrontation (1982), a two-acre wheat field she planted and harvested in downtown Manhattan, a work that addresses human values and misplaced priorities. Denes has had over 350 solo and group exhibitions on four continents, including Documenta VI in Kassel (1977), three Venice Biennales (1978, 1980,2001) and "Master of Drawing" Invitational, representing the U.S., at the Kunsthalle in Nürnberg (1982). She has shown at the MOMA, the Met, the Whitney, and 42 other museums.

Dara Greenwald, artist, writer, experimental filmmaker, media activist, curator, founding member of the Pink Bloque, a radical feminist street dance troupe

Annie Novak, founder/director of Growing Chefs, a field-to-fork food education program and farmer/co-founder of the Eagle Street Rooftop Farm

Tracy Candido, creative producer and educator working with performance, public participation, and social engagement. Candido’s work focuses on the intersection of topics such as gastronomy, pedagogy, visual culture, and social networks, using formats such as the workshop, interpretive tours, public programs and group activities. She has developed and taught educational programs at the Brooklyn Museum, the International Center of Photography and at the New York Botanical Gardens. She is a founding editor of 127 Prince, an online journal about the social practice of art and the art of social practice.

Stefani Bardin, media maker working between video, film, installation and immersion. She is currently engaged with a body of work entitled The Pharmacology of Taste that looks at the role of technology on our food systems. Her projects include the repurposing of gastroenterology devices that record images and information from the GI tract in concert with artificial food scents, sound, behavioral neuroscience and cultural history to re-imagine and re-contextualize our food systems within the influences of corporate culture and industrial food production.

Sarah Forbes Keough, photographer, interdisciplinary artist, partner in R&S Media, publisher of Print Fetish, a weblog featuring news, information, reviews and history of magazines, self-published 'zines, handmade books, small press, comix, art books and printed ephemera. She also publishes the food zine, Put An Egg On It.

Mariam Ghani, teacher and artist whose work explores how histories, places, identities and communities are constructed and reconstructed, and the shifting public and private narratives that comprise and contest those constructions. Mariam works in video, installation, photography, community-based projects, and critical writing.

Doug Ashford, teacher, artist and writer. He is Associate Professor at The Cooper Union where he has taught 3D design, sculpture, public art and theory seminars since 1989. Ashford’s principle visual practice from 1982 to 1996 was the artists’ collaborative Group Material that produced over 40 exhibitions and public projects internationally. Group Material developed the exhibition form into an artistic medium using display design and curatorial juxtaposition as a critical location where audiences were invited to imagine democratic forms.

Tattfoo Tan, seeks to find an immediate, direct, and effective way of exploring issues related to the individual in society through which to collapse the categories of ‘art’ and ‘life’ into one. Through the employment of multiple forms of media and various platforms of presentation, Tattfoo promotes group participation between himself and an ‘audience’. Within this collaborative practice both minds and bodies are engaged in actions that transform the making of art into a ritualized and shared experience.

Nicole Caruth, writer and independent curator, recently curated With Food in Mind and publishes Contemporary Confections

Anthony Graves, artist and writer, has exhibited works in Boston, New York, Copenhagen, and London in venues such as Artists Space, Exit Art, Art in General, and Gallery St. Vitus. He was recently an artist in residence as Camel Collective in Copenhagen.

Lauren Adolfsen, artist and designer who engages with food both metaphorically and as subject matter

Emma Spertus, artist and curator

Heather Rogers, journalist and author, has written for the NYT Magazine, Mother Jones, and The Nation. Her first book, Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage, traces the history and politics of household rubbish in the US. Her documentary film, also titled Gone Tomorrow, screened in festivals around the globe. Green Gone Wrong: How Our Economy Is Undermining the Environmental Revolution, her latest book, takes a critical, on-the-ground look at popular market-based solutions to ecological destruction. Rogers has spoken internationally on the environmental effects of mass consumption and is a senior fellow at the progressive US think tank Demos.
Vera Fabian, garden manager and teacher, Edible Schoolyard NYC

Gordon Jenkins, Associate Director of Network Engagement, Slow Food USA

Cynthia Pringle, director of operations at Creative Time

Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz, curator and public art consultant

Destin Joy Layne, Program Director at GRACE Communications Foundation, where she supports Sustainable Table, Eat Well Guide and The Meatrix

Juliana Sabinson, artist

Este Lewis, artist

Pamela Brewer, assistant to the president of Slow Food USA

Monica LoCascio, papermag

thanks to Brooklyn Grange and Eagle Street Rooftop Farm for all the fine vegetables.

#29 Inverness! 6.18.11

Mariah Nielson, Founder and Director of the J.B. Blunk Residency, Director of the J.B. Blunk estate, J.B.'s daughter,  and curator at the Museum of Craft + Design

Wendy McNaughton, artist, illustrator, and journalist

Amy Franceschini, artist, designer, founder of Future Farmers, Free Soil, and the SF Victory Garden Project

Stijn Schiffeleers, artist, curator

Brian Karl, writer, editor, producer, curator, and program director at the Headlands Center For The Arts

Ruth Kempton, farmer, yoga instructor, chef, Amy F.'s mom

Adrian Colburn, artist

Ashley Helvey, felt artist

Rick Yoshimoto, ceramicist, long time J.B. Blunk associate

Sean Thackrey, Bolinas winemaker, archivist, historian (great video profile here)

Kevin Binkert, president of Standard Metal Products 

Chris Balogh

fried artichokes with smoked salt and yuzu kosho

mussel, salicornia, beach weeds, wildflowers (all foraged from Laird's Landing)

fava, corn, asparagus, shitake, nasturtium

greens, roots, salad

blueberry rhubard galette

#28 5.31.11

Chip Lord is a digital media artist best known for his work with the alternative architecture and media collective known as Ant Farm, which he co-founded in 1968. Merging social observation with satirical humor, Chip Lord's work focuses on American myths and icons, from the cult of the automobile to baseball, advertising, suburbia and television. To Lord, collective identity and everyday life are defined by the consumer-based, media-driven culture of the postwar American Dream.

Brian Karl is a writer, editor, producer, and curator, specializing in new media. He is currently program director at the Headlands Center For The Arts

jessica theroux is an artist, chef, and author of Cooking With Italian Grandmothers

Naya Peterson is the owner of Fire Escape Farms, a gardening shop that provides supplies, tools and resources for urban, edible gardening.


#27 4.27.11

Paul Rauschelbach, art tech

Tracy Wheeler, artist, board president of Southern Exposure

scott oliver, artist

Amy Franceschini, artist, designer, professor, founder of Future Farmers, Free Soil, and the SF Victory Garden Project

Stijn Schiffeleers, artist, curator
Nicole LoBue, chef, herbalist, educator

Bonnie Shirk, a living library

tartine bread with sumi
thistle and spring onion soup with coriander and dill and pistachio oil
brown rice with sea vegetables, snap peas, and roasted brocolli
little gems with shaved carrot and fennel
marisa and chocolate

#26 3.29.11

Nikki Henderson, Executive Director of People's Grocery

Laura Parker, artist whose work often focuses on agriculture, the environment and social structure

John Bela, artist, maker, landscape architect, designer, director at REBAR

Ted Purves, artist and founder/director of the Social Practices MFA program at California College of the Arts

Otto Von Busch, runs Self_Passage, he is a haute couture heretic and fashion renegade hacking the operating system of fashion. As a subconstructive semionaut he explores low level interventions at the interface between the second skin and the modes of production in fashion industry

Philip Ross, makes research based artworks that place natural systems within a frame of social and historic contexts

Arpad Dobriban,
Dusseldorf-based artist Arpad Dobriban has sought after food recipes from the past in order to put them directly back into practice among a wider community. After an initial interview, Dobriban invites people to his “mobile kitchen” and asks them to teach him about the preparation of dishes, which might still be part of their families' everyday menu. Dobriban's field studies also permit the recounting of other developments in popular culture or migration movements.

Stephanie Junge, theater director

Denise Sauerteig, Research Social Scientist at the Center for Technology in Learning at SRI International


#25 2.22.11

Mirah Zeitlyn, musician

Ken Foster, executive director of YBCA

Tammy Rae Carland, artist and photographer

Courtney Dailey, artist and curator

Wendy McNaughton, artist and illustrator


Tartine walnut levain with goats cheeses

tartlets with Bellweather sheep ricotta, artichoke, dill, and piment d'esplette

wild mushrooms (black trumpets, yellow foots, chanterelles, hedgehogs), spinach with sesame miso sauce, burdock and turnips braised in soy and sake, nettle-leek soubise

Little City Gardens salad with shaved carrot, radish, and fennel, ruby red grapefruit supremes, and roasted baby golden beet

rosemary hazelnut cookies

Mirah's special reserve homemade ume plum liquor

#24 1.25.11

Tom Marioni, artist

Mike Farrah, former director of the SF mayor's office of neighborhood services

Paige Saez, experience designer, product designer, and artist

Kate Daughdrill, Detroit-based artist and organizer of Detroit Soup

Ignacio Valero, professor at CCA, EcoDomist


#23 12.21.10

Nicole LoBue, independent chef and herbalist

Scott Constable, woodworker, artist, architect, designer

Ene Osteraas-Constable, artist, photographer, and landscape designer, half of Wowhaus with Scott

Stijn Schiffeleers, new media artist working in film, video and interactive installations, part of Futurefarmers , boutique vizique, and Free Soil

Derek Fagerstrom and Lauren Smith, owners of The Curiousity Shoppe and creative directors of Pop--Up Magazine


#22 11.23.10

Rebecca Solnit, author of many book including Infinite City, A Paradise Built In Hell, Storming The Gates Of Paradise, A Field Guide To Getting Lost, Hope In The Dark, River Of Shadows, As Eve Said To The Serpent, and Wanderlust: A History Of Walking

Nikki Henderson, Executive Director of People's Grocery

Laurie Palmer, Chicago artist, writer, and teacher

Chris Duncan, artist and curator

Mariah Nielson, Founder and Director of the J.B. Blunk Residency, Director of the J.B. Blunk estate, and curator at the Museum of Craft + Design

Bolinas pimientos de padron with smoked salt and fennel pollen

Gigante bean stew with artichoke, potato, piment d'espelette, mirepoix, and resinous herbs

roasted pumpkin with pumpkin seed oil and yuzu
roasted brussel sprouts with mustard

lavender shortbread, barhi dates, and chocolates


#21 10.31.10 COPENHAGEN

Lars Williams, chef, head of Research and Development for The Nordic Food Lab, and has cooked at Noma, The Fat Duck, WD-50, and Aquavit

Kent Hansen, artist, curator and theorist, initiator of democratic innovation, co-founder of the artists run television station tv-tv, organizer in the interplay between art, organizations and working life issues

Tina Brinchmann Jensen, staff academic consultant for the Social Democrats at the Danish Parliament

Anthony Graves, American artist working with the Camel Collective in Copenhagen

Colin Connors, Viking Age Archeologist and wild foods researcher

Bonnie Fortune, artist, writer, and educator. In her work, she investigates health, affect, landscape, and ecology.

Brett Bloom, co-founder of Temporary Services and Half Letter Press, teaches art at Det Jyske Kunstakademi in Aarhus

Berit NØrgaard, socially-engaged artist

Kirsten Dufour, politically-engaged artist working with YNKB (Outer Norrebro Cultural Bureau)

Finn Thybo Anderson, artist also with YNKB

Daved Barry, professor at the Copenhagen Business School

Roberto Verganti, professor of management and innovation at Politecnico di Milano, author of Design Driven Innovation – Changing the Rules of Competition by Radically Innovating what Things Mean. Harvard Business Press, 2009


#20 9.21.10

Natasha Wheat, artist

Amy Franceschini, artist

Ignacio Valero, academic

Patricia Maloney, Editor-In-Chief of Art Practical

Anthony Tassinello, chef and forager

Vanessa Gates, with Blue Bottle Coffee

Phil Ross, artist and mycologist

Katy Oursler, director of special events for Outstanding In The Field  

Tracy Wheeler, board president of Southern Exposure

Paul Rauschelbach, the artists' computer guy

Elisa Colombani, Michael Pollan's research assistant

Victoria Gannon, journalist


thanks to Annabelle Lenderick and her La Tercera Farm in Bolinas, CA for donating all the produce for this dinner:

wild arugula and dragon tongue beans
spigoli, piccolo fino, chervil, banyuls

fresh borlotti beans
summer savory, stinging nettle, melted shallots, arbol and mulato chile
summer squash
zataar, spearmint, and sage


#19 in Chicago 8.8.10

Michael Rakowitz, artist

Eric May, artist, chef, and curator

Nance Klehm, ecological systems designer, landscaper, horticultural consultant, and permacultural grower

Marc Fischer, founder of Temporary Services, Half Letter Press, and Public Collectors

Laurie Jo Reynolds, artist and activist

Laurie Palmer, artist and activist

Stephanie Smith, curator for the Smart Museum

Mike Wolf, artist and activist

Sarah Kavage, artist

Courtney Moran, artist

Cauleen Smith, artist

Mark Shipley, food activist

Jessica Labatte, photographer

Alan Kimrey, photographer