Join us for an exciting evening with Daniel Stone, author of The Food Explorer. Dan will take us through a journey of exploration and wonder as he shares how Dr. David Fairchild traveled the globe and introduced diverse crops like avocados, mangos, seedless grapes – and thousands more – to the American palate. It’s a fascinating story featuring the most revered botanist in history who changed the culinary habits of a nation forever.
6:00 p.m. VIP Meet and Greet with Daniel Stone
7:00 p.m. The Food Explorer Lecture and Book Signing
Free for Fairchild Members (must present valid membership card)
$25 General Admission
$50 VIP Lecture and Access to the Meet and Greet Reception
The evening includes light refreshments.
The Food Explorers book will be available for purchase during the evening. The author will sign copies.
What Critics Are Saying about The Food Explorer:
“A delightful and beautiful read.” Alice Waters
“Daniel Stone brings a forgotten era of American food back to the table…Stone brings drama, humor, and perspective.” --Associated Press
“Mr. Stone is an amiable narrator who balances botany , culinary history, and travelogue with fast-paced adventure writing and a well-drawn cast of characters.” – The Wall Street Journal
“Foodies and scientists alike will appreciate Stone’s informative and entertaining book. — Publisher's Weekly
“Daniel Stone draws the reader into an intriguing, seductive world, rich with stories and surprises. The Food Explorer shows you the history and drama hidden in your fruit bowl. It’s a delicious piece of writing.” — Susan Orlean, New York Times bestselling author of The Orchid Thief and The Library Book
About Daniel Stone
Dan Stone is a staff writer for National Geographic and a former White House correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. He has written for Time Magazine, The Washington Post, Vice and Literary Hub. A native of Los Angeles, he holds degrees from UC Davis and Johns Hopkins University. He teachers environmental policy at Johns Hopkins University.
“The Food Explorer” reads like a historical novel, easy-flowing and hard to put down. . .(the book) is a must-read"
—The Tropical Garden magazine
Read more about The Food Explorer.
National Geographic writer Daniel Stone