Rynn Berry's November 2003 Talks
Our friend Rynn Berry, author of five vegetarian books and in pre-press with a book called "Fruits of Tantalus: A History of Vegan Rawfoodism and the Origins of Cooking", lecturer at New School for Social Research in New York City, author of the entry on the history of vegetarianism in the United States in the forthcoming "Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink", historical advisor to the North American Vegetarian Society, and advisory board member for EarthSave, honored us with a visit early November 2003. He took the train down from Brooklyn and spent several days being hosted by Brian Donlon and Donna Hughes. Here you can see some pictures of his visit. Click any picture to view a larger image.
Speaking at Borders Books in Chapel Hill, November 6, 2003
Did humans descend from carnivorous apes or fruit-eating apes? Were humans designed to eat cooked foods? Did Americans eat any meat at all at the first Thanksgiving? Was Dennis Kucinich the first vegetarian to run for President? Was Hitler a vegetarian? Was Jesus a vegetarian? Rynn addressed these questions at Borders Bookstore in Chapel Hill soon after arriving in town.
TVS Potluck at Durham Friends Meeting House, November 8, 2003
We had a group of 25 or so the night of a total eclipse of the moon; many of us peeked out a number of times to see the moon leading up to and during and after the eclipse. After we ate, Rynn spoke on the history of rawfoodism. Several years ago, Rynn chose his Triangle visit to launch his book "Food for the Gods", and he chose this trip to launch his new book, "Hitler: Neither Vegetarian Nor Animal Lover".
Rynn with Donna, Brian, Dilip, and Dilip's Dad
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