Join us LIVE on Zoom as we talk to Eve Turow-Paul about her latest book, Hungry: Avocado Toast, Instagram Influencers, and Our Search for Connection and Meaning. Register on Eventbrite to receive a link to the Zoom event.
In Hungry, Eve Turow-Paul breaks down how today’s top food, wellness, and lifestyle trends—from gluten-free to the DIY movement—reflect a global culture hungry for control, community and purpose. Weaving together evolutionary psychology and sociology, original research, and captivating investigative reporting from around the world (from a futuristic grocery store in Beijing to a vegan speed dating event in New York City), Hungry reveals our most basic human needs and reviews how today’s technology-driven environment impacts our abilities to meet these innate needs.
What’s Inside Hungry?
- The connection between the “death” of the cereal industry and access to work email on our smartphones
- How posting images of our dinners on social media reflects a hunger for human connection in an increasingly isolated world
- The ways “diet tribes” and boutique fitness gyms substitute for organized religion
- How access to round-the-clock news relates to the blowback against GMO foods
- How wellness retreats, astrology, plant parenthood, and other top lifestyle trends ease modern anxieties
- Why urban and suburban born Millennials are becoming farmers, brewers and woodworkers
- Why “eating local” might not only be a key solution to our current global sense of disconnection, but also key to solving the climate crisis.
Eve Turow-Paul is a globally-recognized thought leader who focuses on the intersection of the Digital Age, food trends, and well-being. She researches human behavior and the impact of 21st century technologies and cultural events, and examines how these shifts impact people’s wants and needs, all through the lens of food and lifestyle trends. With her unique blend of investigative reporting, analysis of academic research and top trends, Turow-Paul utilizes her extensive empirical research to advise Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, non-profits and independent entrepreneurs on how to connect with and better serve people. She is also the founder and Executive Director of the Food for Climate League, a non-profit that’s creating an exciting food and climate narrative to democratize sustainable eating.