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Food / Non-Fiction

Gatekeeping in Food Writing and The Food World 

Most recently, revelations at Bon Appetit magazine have made evident the role that gatekeeping plays in the food and food media worlds in terms of preventing women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other marginalized communities from getting a seat at the table. This panel will explore this dynamic of exclusion, as well as how members of marginalized communities have been able to break through by both playing by the rules and breaking them. Panelists will include writers such as Victoria James (Wine Girl: The Humiliations, Obstacles, and Triumphs of America’s Youngest Sommelier), John Birdsall (The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard), and Jessica Harris (My Soul Looks Back) whose works have focused on breaking into exclusive worlds and the barriers to doing so. Moderated by Priya Krishna, author of Indian-ish.

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