‘Search for the Perfect Tomato’ at Boswell Book Co.
Plus: Tim McNulty to appear at Haggerty, Woodland Pattern
Allen seeks a variety of answers
to questions ranging from how tomatoes get to our dinner table to why some
don’t taste very appetizing once they get there. Ripe reads in an
engaging and evocative style, often with a firsthand perspective as Allen
recounts his experiences of picking tomatoes with immigrant workers and
speaking with the corporate giants that have institutionalized the tomato into
our diets. A surprisingly dramatic tale that examines the variety, flavor and
texture of tomatoes through a combination of reporting, research and
narratives, Ripe: The Search for the Perfect Tomato will make readers
crave the elusive “perfect” tomato as well as appreciate the effect of food
production on public health and the environment.
Allen has served as an Associated
Press foreign correspondent and a contributor for numerous magazines and
newspapers, from The New York Times
Magazine to The Washington Post.Allen is currently the science reporter for
WashingtonIndependent.com. He will be discussing Ripe at Boswell Book Co. on Sunday, July 25,
from 2-3 p.m.Boswellwill also host a Green Market from 2-6
p.m. that afternoon.
On Wednesday, July 28, at 6 p.m. at the Haggerty Museum of Art, poet, essayist and nature writer Tim McNulty will deliver a presentation based on his book Olympic National Park: A Natural History.McNulty is a passionate spokesman on environmental preservation and has penned numerous publications on natural history. His works have won the National Outdoor Book Award and the Washington State Governor’s Writers Award.In addition to his appearance at the Haggerty, McNulty will appear the next day, July 29, at 7 p.m. at Woodland Pattern Book Center to read some of his poetry.