Simon Majumdar is a broadcaster and author who has dedicated the second half of his time on this planet to fulfill his ambition to “Go Everywhere. Eat Everything.” It is a journey that has taken him to all fifty states and to dozens of countries around the world. He has written three books: EAT MY GLOBE (2009), EATING FOR BRITAIN (2011), and his latest book, FED, WHITE, AND BLUE, which catalogs his journey to American citizenship, was published by Avery Press (an imprint of Penguin Books) in 2015.
Simon is also a well-recognized TV personality, regularly appearing on Food Network shows such as Cutthroat Kitchen, Beat Bobby Flay, Iron Chef America, The Next Iron Chef, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, and Extreme Chef. He has also recently appeared as an expert commentator on National Geographic’s major series “EAT: The Story of Food.”
Sponsored by Illuminations: The Chancellor’s Arts and Culture Initiative as part of the Confronting Extremism Initiative. Event coordinated by Julia Lupton and Yong Chen in conjunction with Yong Chen’s food history class.