Feb. 12 panel: What Does it Mean to Eat Well?

Odessa Piper, founder of Madison’s renowned L’Etoile Restaurant, will join a panel of farmers and UW-Madison faculty the evening of February 12 for a discussion of what it means to eat well. This seminar, sponsored by the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS), will incorporate perspectives on farming, gastronomy, health, equity and social justice.

The event will be held at Music Hall, 925 Bascom Mall, from 7:00-9:00pm. It is free of charge and open to the public.

Piper will be joined by farmers Jim Munsch of Coon Valley, WI and Tony Schultz of Athens, WI. UW-Madison faculty members Jonathan Patz, Director of the Global Health Institute, and Monica White, Department of Community and Environmental Sociology, will round out the panel.

This event kicks off the CIAS 25th Anniversary celebration. Event co-sponsors include F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture, Slow Food Madison and Slow Food UW.

For more information, visit or call 262-8018.

(Please contact Cris Carusi if you would like a photo of Odessa Piper to use with this announcement.)