‘One Book’ releases 2015 schedule

The 2015 version of the One Book, One Community program  is all about food.

The book chosen for this year’s One Book is “The American Way of Eating,” a New York Times bestseller by award winning journalist Tracie McMillan.

McMillan went undercover in three jobs — picking crops in California fields, working in a Walmart produce section outside of Detroit, and in the kitchen of a Detroit Applebees.

McMillan examined the reality of the American food industry, from field to table.

The main event of the month-long program will be the author visit, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 15. in the Meyer Theater.

  McMillan will sign books following the event. 

The Kickoff event will be held March 25, from 6-8 p.m. in the La-Z-Boy Atrium. There will be door prizes, a variety of food and wine booths, and a keynote speaker.

Throughout March and April there will be a series of films related to food shown at Monroe County libraries.

A Panel Discussion will be held April 8 at 7 p.m. in the La-Z-Boy Atrium.

The discussion will be focused on thinking global, and eating local. A Brown Bag Discussion will be held at 12:30 pm in the La-Z-Boy Atrium.

Students are encouraged to come to share their thoughts about the book with fellow students and faculty.

A “Tour of Michigan” buffet, which will be held in the MCCC Dining R

oom at 5 p.m. April 17.

MCCC culinary students will providing a selection of Michigan food. Reservations are required and tickets are being sold at $25 per person.

For tickets call the MCCC ticket hotline at 734-384-4272.

The complete schedule is available at www.monroeccc.edu/onebook.