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November 10: Henrietta Louis Symposium keynote at the University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)




September 16: Presentation at “Raw in the USA,” part of Slow Food’s Cheese 2017 conference on how United States raw milk cheese producers have created a movement with a decennial history (Bra, Italy)
September 17: Presentation at “Il latte dei migranti (Migrants’ milk),” part of Slow Food’s Cheese 2017 conference on how migrant flows are redrawing the social fabric of the Italian countryside by coming from abroad to work with milk cows (Bra, Italy)

JULY 2017

July 2: “The World on Your Plate” presentation at UlisseFest (Bergamo, Italy)
July 15: Slow Food Nations: “Save by Savoring: Exploring the Terroir of Chocolate” presentation at Denver Union Station (Denver, CO)
July 16: Slow Food Nations: “Like Water and Chocolate: A Future of Abundance” presentation at WeWork Union Station at (Denver, CO)
July 18: Chocolate tasting and presentation at The Preservery (Denver, CO)
July 26: “Cheese, Chocolate & Ciabatta” presentation with cheese expert Gordon Edgar at Hinman’s Bakery (Denver, CO)

JUNE 2017

June 3: “Good Pig, Bad Pig: The Impacts of Pig Farming in North Carolina” presentation at Camp Bacon (Ann Arbor, MI)
June 5: Staff chocolate tasting and reading of Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love at Zingerman’s Deli (Ann Arbor, MI)
June 7: Presentation “On Engagement” at Zingtrain (Ann Arbor, MI)
June 7: Virtual book club presentation for the Inland Northwest Food Network’s Food for Thought Book Club (Coeur d’Alene, ID) 
June 19: Presentation of Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love at Grani Futuri at Convento di San Matteo (Puglia, Italy)

MAY 2017

May 6: “An Afternoon of Bread and Chocolate” with the Smith College Club of Colorado at Hinman’s Bakery (Denver, CO)
May 16-25: Book tour for Italian release of Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love
May 16: Literary Tuesdays at Casinò di Sanremo (Sanremo)
May 17: Libreria Ubik (Savona)
May 18: University of Gastronomic Sciences (Pollenzo, CN)
May 18: Libreria all’Arco (Reggio Emilia)
May 19: Slow Food Editore’s party at Salone del Libro (Turin)
May 20: Salone del Libro with Carlo Petrini and Stefano Liberti (Turin)
May 22: Biodiversity Day: Talk with Oscar Farinetti at Eataly Smeraldo (Milan)
May 23: Mondadori Megastore (Milan)
May 24: Lab 174 (Rome)
May 25: Libreria Ubik (Frosinone)

APRIL 2017

April 21: “The Wild Table: Saving Foods by Savoring” presentation at Smithsonian Earth Optimism Summit (Washington, DC)

MARCH 2017

March 16-17: Judging for the Specialty Food Association’s sofi Awards (New York, NY)
March 1: Bread, Wine, Chocolate reading and chocolate tasting at The Tattered Cover (in Historic LoDo) (Denver, CO)


February 13: “Whiskey & Chocolate: A sensory exploration of diverse grains and cacao” presentation and tasting at Laws Whiskey (Denver, CO)


January 27: Launch of The Slow Melt podcast on all things chocolate. Hosted, written and created by Simran Sethi.


December 2: Presentation “On the Emotional Geography of Biodiversity” at Eden Hall Campus, Chatham University (Pittsburgh, PA)
December 7: “Reading at the Table” virtual reading group with Slow Food Southern Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
December 8: Virtual guest lecture for Dr. Gorski’s Applied Microbiology course (Philadelphia, PA)
December 12: Chocolate discussion and drinking chocolate tasting at the Lawrence Public Library (Lawrence, KS)


November 10: UBC Reads Sustainability talk on “Saving by Savoring” at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada)
November 12: Keynote on “The Art of Food Writing” at the Northwest Chocolate Festival (Seattle, WA)
November 13: “The Slow Melt: How to Savor Chocolate” presentation and chocolate tasting at the Northwest Chocolate Festival (Seattle, WA)


October 9-16: Writer in Residence at La Pitchoune, Julia Child’s Summer Home (Provence, France)
October 17: “Where Trend Meets Transformation” presentation at The James Beard Foundation Food Conference  (New York, NY)
October 18: Bread, Wine, Chocolate presentation and book signing at The Commonwealth Club (San Francisco, CA)
October 26: “Bread, Wine, Chocolate: Saving and Savoring Our Favorite Endangered Foods” talk and cider tasting at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
October 27: “How do you tell your own stories?” community writing circle with cider and bread tasting at Finger Lakes Cider House at Good Life Farm (Interlaken, NY)
October 27: “How to plan your food journey” fireside chat at Firelight Camps (Interlaken, NY)


August 11: Book reading and chocolate tasting at The Raven Book Store (Lawrence, KS)

JUNE 2016

June 2: “Savoring to Save” guided tasting and deep exploration of cacao from Ecuador, and talk on the importance of ex situ and in situ conservation, during Pennsylvania State College Frontiers in Science and Technology for Cacao Quality, Productivity and Sustainability conference (State College, PA)
June 4: “Saving Foods by Savoring Them” presentation at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival (Atlanta, GA)

MAY 2016

May 2: “To Savor and Save” reading and tasting at The Carriage House, hosted by Edible Baja Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
May 4: Book reading/signing and tasting with Ritual Chocolate in conjunction with Chocolate: The Exhibition at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (Denver, CO)
May 5: Women for Delicious Beer reading and beer tasting at Declaration Brewing (Denver, CO)
May 23: Moderator for Solidaridad Women in Cocoa and Chocolate Networking Event (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic)
May 25: Moderator during World Cocoa Conference panels “Stimulating Innovation in Cocoa Post-harvesting Methods for Quality Chocolate” and “The Future of Chocolate in a Challenging Economic Environment” (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic)

APRIL 2016

April 1: Book reading and chocolate tasting featuring Domori chocolate at the New York Open Center (New York, NY)
April 5: Book reading/signing and Somerville Chocolate tasting with Eric Parkes, sponsored by the Food Literacy Project, at the Harvard University COOP (Cambridge, MA)
April 6: Book reading/signing and beer tasting at Aeronaut Brewing (Somerville, MA)
April 10: Book signing and tasting with Alexandra Leaf at the 92Y Chocolate Fest (New York, NY)
April 12: Keynote at the 7th Annual Chefs Collaborative Summit (New York, NY)
April 13: “Saving by Savoring: The Delicious Reclamation of Foods We Love” webinar hosted by Food Tank
April 15: Presentation on “Savoring to Save” and Fruition Chocolate tasting at Glynwood (Cold Spring, NY)
April 18: Book reading/signing and tasting with Potomac Chocolate at i Ricchi (Washington, DC)
April 20: Moderator for the 2016 Food Tank Summit panel “Nourishing the Planet” at American University (Washington, DC)
April 26: Book reading/signing and chocolate tasting for “Live From Prairie Lights” (Iowa City, IA)
April 27: Facilitator/moderator for panel discussion “Hog Farming, Sustainability, and a Tale of Delicious Bacon,” featuring Paul Willis and David Osterberg, at the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
April 28: Telling Stories of Science presentation at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)

MARCH 2016

March 6-8: Presentation at the G3 Connects conference (Sonoma, CA)
March 9: Wine event: From grower to maker featuring Peter Fanucchi and Caleb Taft at Healdsburg SHED (Healdsburg, CA)
March 10: Book signing and Trousseau Gris wine tasting at Arlequin Wine Merchant (San Francisco, CA)
March 11: Soil to Soul Supper with JUSTUS Kitchen at Guerilla Cafe (Berkeley, CA)
March 19: Book reading/signing at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte (Charlotte, NC)
March 20: “Feast on Your Life” service at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte with Reverend Jay Leach (Charlotte, NC)
March 30: “Saving Fish by Eating Them” Chef Power Hour with Chefs Collaborative (virtual)


February 6: Beer School presentation at Foothills Brewing (Winston-Salem, NC)
February 16: Moderator for Columbia University’s Awakening Our Democracy panel “Food Access, Security and Justice” (New York, NY)
February 26: Book Q&A with Deonna Kelli and tasting of NC chocolates at Scuppernong Books (Greensboro, NC)


January 5: Visit to Johnson & Wales University with Peter Reinhart (Charlotte, NC)
January 6: Book reading/signing at Park Road Books (Charlotte, NC)
January 7: Book reading/signing at Temple Emanuel, sponsored by Forsyth County Public Library (Winston-Salem, NC)
January 13: Book reading/signing and chocolate tasting with Clay Gordon at French Broad Chocolates (Asheville, NC)
January 14: Book reading/signing and bread tasting with David Marshall, Jennifer Lapidus, Tara Jensen and David Bauer at Malaprop’s Bookstore (Asheville, NC)
January 19: Keynote and book signing at the National Council for Science and Environment annual conference (Washington, DC)
January 21: Book reading/Domori chocolate tasting with the Smith College Club of Washington, D.C. (Washington, DC)


December 2: Book reading/signing at East End Book Exchange (Pittsburgh, PA)
December 3: Book presentation and tasting at Chatham University (Pittsburgh, PA)
December 8: Book reading/signing at the KU Biodiversity Institute at the University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)


November 20: Greenmarket book signing and bread tasting (Union Square, NYC)

JUNE 2015

Speaker: Makers Series at The Center for Discovery: Insights with Simran Sethi (Hurleyville, NY)
Simran shared insights on how we come together to save the foods we love. This included a preview of Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love.

MARCH 2015

Speaker: In-conversation with oceanographer Sylvia A. Earle and eco-hero Simran Sethi (Adelaide, Australia)
Following their involvement in WOMADelaide’s Planet Talks series, hear these two environmental champions discuss their passion and dedication to a sustainable world at the Hawke Centre at the University of South Australia. Watch the discussion here.

Speaker: The Planet Talks, WOMAD Festival (Adelaide, Australia)
Simran Sethi and Sylvia Earle are two of the world’s most inspiring environmental messengers. Their mission is both clear and hopeful – to inspire us all to take responsibility for, and play a role in creating a better future for the earth for all generations to come. Listen to two of the world’s eco-heroes discuss their hopes and dreams for the planet. Watch the conversation here.

Speaker: All About Women: “How to Save the Planet” (Sydney, Australia)
Legendary American marine biologist Sylvia Earle spoke with journalist and educator Simran Sethi at the Sydney Opera House about the environmental crises looming ahead, from the bottom of the oceans to the topsoil, and how to inspire people to get stuff done. Watch the discussion here.

Presenter: Sustainable Living Festival (Melbourne, Australia)
Simran co-presented with The Wheeler Centre at Australia’s largest sustainable living festival sponsored by the Sustainable Living Foundation. Watch her presentation here.
Events prior to 2015 can be found here.