Food for Thought was a two-year, award-winning Indiana Humanities thematic initiative presented by Indiana’s Family of Farmers.
Through this program, Hoosiers examined and celebrated the ways that food helps to define Indiana’s culture and considered food in the context of history, law, politics, science, the arts, religion, ethnicity and our place in the world.
Key elements of Food for Thought included a traveling exhibit that crossed the state, an agriculture essay contest for students, a high-profile event with chefs and authors Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert, a robust partnership and granting program, and more. At the culmination of the program we also published a beautiful coffee-table book called Food for Thought: An Indiana Harvest that featured a lively cross section of individuals contributing to Indiana’s food scene.
Food for Thought was the first of our multiyear themes and received the Schwartz Prize for best humanities program at the 2011 National Humanities Conference.
- Indiana’s Family of Farmers
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