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Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 10:00 am | Updated: 7:00 pm, Tue Oct 18, 2011.

Tonight a well-known food critic and bestselling author will present on how the changed language of food tells us about ourselves.

Ruth Reichl, former editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine, will be speaking as a part of the University Libraries Distinguished Lecture series. This series has been ongoing since 2005, and is primarily funded by the estate of Anna M. Akeley. The goal has been to bring people with notable creative and intellectual achievements to speak at the University.

Reichl has received six James Beard awards, honoring her culinary background. Reichl has worked as a chef and co-owner of The Swallow restaurant, a food editor at the Los Angeles Times and a restaurant critic at the New York Times. She currently works as Editor-at-Large for Random House and serves as a judge on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters.

Her lecture, “Eating Our Words,” will focus on what our changing attitudes about food say about the current culture of our times.

Reichl will be speaking at 7 tonight in Fowler Hall.

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