Week Nine :: Aug. 19–27

At the Table: Our Changing Relationship with Food

The way we interact with our food is changing, from fast food to farm-to-table. Food is tied to our well-being, our sense of community. Joined by world-renowned chefs, leading food journalists, and other experts, we look at the value of food across the socioeconomic spectrum and learn what it is about our meals that bring us together. During this week, our celebration of food moves beyond the Amphitheater stage to several venues throughout the Chautauqua grounds, with cooking demonstrations, food fairs, master classes and much more.

 

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Food and Faith 

Eating is essential for life, but it is so much more.  All cultures have developed rituals around food and eating that shape the life patterns and rhythms of family and communal life, and religions also utilize food for spiritual nourishment in sacred meals, religious dictums for self-discipline, and for the formation of communal identity.  This week will be a rich and full exploration into the relationship between food and faith.

 

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Chautauqua Food Festival

From Aug. 20 to 25, Bestor Plaza will come alive with delicious food, craft beverages and entertainment during the Chautauqua Food Festival.

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  • Sunday, August 20, 2017 | 10:45am

    Rev. Suzan Johnson Cook

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    The Reverend Dr. Suzan Denise Johnson Cook is the 3rd U. S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom.

    Sun., Aug. 20 at 10:45am | Mon., Aug. 21 – Fri., Aug. 25 at 9:15am



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, August 20, 2017 | 02:30pm

    Barbershop Harmony Parade

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    They’ve been filling the Amp for over 60 years with quartet singing at its best — fun for the whole family.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, August 21, 2017 | 09:15am

    Rev. Suzan Johnson Cook

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    The Reverend Dr. Suzan Denise Johnson Cook is the 3rd U. S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom.

    Sun., Aug. 20 at 10:45am | Mon., Aug. 21 – Fri., Aug. 25 at 9:15am



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, August 21, 2017 | 10:45am

    Jacques Pépin

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    Master chef, author, Heart and Soul in the Kitchen

    Jacques Pépin is "the original Iron Chef.” He has published more than 25 cookbooks, hosted 14 highly acclaimed public television shows and taught millions of Americans – plus an entire generation of chefs — how to cook.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, August 21, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Norman Wirzba

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    Norman Wirzba is Professor of Theology and Ecology at Duke University, where he is also Senior Fellow for the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Monday, August 21, 2017 | 04:00pm

    Founders

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    Led by trumpeter and pianist Brandon Ridenour, this ensemble plays exquisite Bach and Handel, shows off with Scheherazade, and makes Brubeck meet Mozart in a jazzy twist that will delight and surprise.



    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • Monday, August 21, 2017 | 04:00pm

    Lincoln Applied Ethics Series, Jason Robert

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    Jason Robert, Lincoln Chair in Ethics, Director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at Arizona State University



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Monday, August 21, 2017 | 08:15pm

    An Evening with Chris Botti

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    Multi Grammy Award-winning master trumpeter and composer Chris Botti has amassed a spectacular variety of honors, including multiple Gold and Platinum albums, to become the nation’s largest selling instrumental artist. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | 10:45am

    Anna Blythe Lappé

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    Founding principal, Small Planet Institute

    Anna Blythe Lappé is known for her work as an expert on food systems and as a sustainable food advocate. Lappé, with her mother Frances Lappé, is a founding principal of the Small Planet Institute and the Small Planet Fund.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Zahra N. Jamal

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    Dr. Zahra N. Jamal is Associate Director at Rice University's Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance. She was previously on the faculty at Harvard, MIT, University of Chicago, Michigan State University (MSU), and Palmer Trinity.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Irene Rodríguez Compañía

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    This stunning company is led by Cuban dancer and choreographer Irene Rodríguez López. Featuring six dancers and four live flamenco and Cuban musicians, this performance promises to be a masterful intermingling of traditional flamenco and contemporary dance.



    Location: Amphitheater