On The Benefits Of Eating With Others
« Breaking Bread » par Marcie Sillman
KUOW 94.9, Seattle - 9:00 a.m.
Since humans can eat so many things, we have difficulty deciding what to eat. Our indecision leads us to rely on cultural rules and taboos to guide our eating behavior. That’s the "paradox of the Omnivore" described by French sociologist Claude Fischler. Today we explore the ways in which culture determines how, and what, we eat. We’ll also ask why French women don’t get fat and why it is healthier to eat in the company of friends. Sociologist Claude Fischler joins us.
Claude Fischler will speak tonight at Kane Hall on the University of Washington campus at 6:30 p.m.
Walker Ames Endowed Lecturer
Claude Fischler is a nutritional sociologist. He is director of the Edgar Morin Centre in Paris. He’s also an adviser to the French Minister of Food and Agriculture. He is the author of the book "Omnivore."