"Many thanks for your visit to the Rudd Center. My colleagues and I loved your passion and hard work to educate the public." Kelly Brownell, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Yale University

Events

October 26th, 2012 Annual Meeting of the North Salem Historical Society 6pm. St James Parish in North Salem, NY. "Sermons in Stone"

October 24, 2012 Newcastle Historical Society 7pm. Chappaqua Library in Chappaqua, NY. "Sermons in Stone"

October 21, 2011 Lecture Institute for Advanced Study (http:/​/​www.ias.edu/​), Culture and Cuisine Series Princeton NJ

May 13 2010 League of Women Voters "Sermons in Stone" Le Cahteasu 12 pm

February 17 Taconic Gardeners' Club "Sermons in Stone" 8-9 pm

February 6, 2010 Life in the Balance. Class at the natural Gourmet Institute in NYC 1-3pm. Call 212-645-5170 for details

October 14, 2009 Sermons in Stone. Wilton Historical Society Wilton, CT.

March 28, 2009 Life in the Balance. Class at the Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC 1-3 pm. Call 212-645-5170 for details.

October 25,2008 -- Presentation at the Putnam County Historic Preservation Advisory Commission's "Our Heritage in Stone". 9:30 am. Mahopac Public Library Call 845 628 2009 for tickets and information.

June 22, 2008 -- Omega-3s and the Western Diet Presentation, Stone Barns 1:30 pm. Refreshments and farmer's market will follow.

March 5, 2008 -- Keynote Presentation at the Sustainable Food in Health Care Roundtable, 2-5pm, Ginn House in Preservation Park, Oakland, CA (660 12th St). Contact Lena Book (lena@​lenabrook.com) for details and to RSVP.

February 28th, 2008 -- Thursday night lecture to accompany the exhibit: "Set in Stone", Westchester Council for the Arts, Grand Banking Room Galleries, Arts Exchange, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY
For info call 914-488-4220 ext 223

January 8, 2008 -- Publication of the paperback of The Queen of Fats

November 15, 2007 9am -- Presentation of "The Queen of Fats: Omega-3s and the Western Diet" at the Long Chain Omega-3 Conference. Hilton Houston Westchase, Houston, TX Contact jcoleman@​omegapure.com for information

September 23, 2007 2-4 pm -- A reading at the Writers' Center, 4508 Walsh St. Bethesda, MD 20815 Call 301-654-8664 for information

September 18th, 2007 12:30-1:30pm -- Slide presentation at the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University
309 Edwards St., New Haven, CT 06511
Open to the public but please call ahead to confirm seating: 203-432-6700 (Please note: the day of this event has recently been changed from September 26 to September 18.)

August 11, 2007 2pm -- Book signing and talk at Fleisher's Grass-Fed and Organic Meats 47 E. Market St. Rhinebeck, NY 11-1pm. Call 845-876-7507 to reserve a spot. $20.

May 15, 2007 -- Annual Meeting of the American Oil Chemists Society in Quebec -- Hot Topics Presenter, 10-12pm; Health and Nutrition Dinner speaker, 7pm,

March 22 and March 23 -- New York Foundation for the Arts -- Nonfiction panelist

March 9, 2007 -- Stone Wall Lecture, Katonah Village Library 7pm. Free and open to the public.

February 6, 2007 -- Plenary Lecture, Suny Purchase, Performing Arts Center. 7pm. Open to the Public.

February 2, 2007 -- talk at the NYU Colloquium: Feast and Famine. 1-3 pm.

November 8, 2006 -- Slide show and lecture on The Queen of Fats at the Katonah Village Library. 7:30 pm.

November 3, 2006 -- Slide show and lecture on The Queen of Fats at Williams College, Williamstown, MA.

October 23 -- Slide show and talk at Rainbeau Ridge in Bedford Hill, NY. 7pm. Go to http:/​/​www.rainbeauridge.com for information and directions.

October 22 -- Slide show and talk at the Redwood Library in Newport, RI.

October 20 -- Slide show and lecture at the Pound Ridge Library

October 14 -- Stone wall building workshop at the Bedford Town House in Bedford Hills, NY. All day. Wear gloves and closed toe shoes.

October 3, 2006 -- American Museum of Natural History. Slide show and talk on The Queen of Fats. 7 p.m., Kaufman Auditorium

September 30, 2006 -- Book signing and omega-3 food demo at the Union Square Green Market. Union Square, NY. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

September 21, 2006 -- Slide show and talk at the meetings of the U.S. Trout Farmers Association in Harrisburg, PA.

June 9, 2006 -- Slide show and talk on The Queen of Fats at the Association for the Study of Food and Society in Boston. 11AM

February 3, 2006-- The "Dos and Don'ts of Stone Wall Building" goes live on the Town of Bedford's website: www.bedfordny.info

December 2, 2005 -- Presentation of "The Primal Feast", a talk and slide show, at the Rockland Audubon Society. For information, call Jim at 845-623-8037.

August 16, 2005 -- The big event of 2005, besides finishing The Queen of Fats, was being appointed fence viewer for the town of Bedford. The first fence viewers for the town went back to 1681, the same year the town was founded. But the position has been unoccupied since 1830 -- until now. My job will not be to settle fencing disputes (the role of earlier fence viewers); but to be a resource for the town and its residents regarding stone walls; to raise awareness of the historical and aesthetic contributions of walls. I'll be creating a slide show on the dos and don'ts of stone wall building and look forward to putting on a plug hat and frock coat (the traditional apparel of the job) to do my wallwatching.

April 3, 2005 -- Chappaqua Library, Chappaqua, New York, 4 p.m. Presentation of Sermons in Stone.

January 30, 2005 -- South Salem Library, South Salem New York, 4:30 p.m. Presentation of Sermons in Stone at the library's annual meeting. Call 914-763-3326 for information.

November 30, 2004 -- Presentation of a slide show on Sermons in Stone at the first meeting of the Pound Ridge Wall Rebuilding Club, a group of volunteers that repairs local walls on weekends. Contact Joshua Arnow or Dean Zarras for information on this energetic and rock-savvy group (914-764-8199 or 764-4778). Joshua and Dean know what they're doing, but there's also plenty for wallbuilding novices to do.

January, 2004 -- Allport spent the spring semester at Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina where she taught two courses in science writing and enjoyed the humane North Carolina winter and all the benefits of living in a college town.

June 1, 2003 Stone Repair Workshop at the Town House in Pound Ridge, 2p.m. The Morgenthau Preserve, a Property of The Nature Conservancy, invited two inveterate and volunteer wall rebuilders Bob and Claire Bennitt to Pound Ridge, NY to teach local residents their informal, practical methods of wall repair. (The Bennits have restored over two miles of stone walls on Block Island.) The workshop took place at the Town House in Pound Ridge on Westchester Ave(Route 124).

June, 6, 2003-- Rockland Audubon West Nyack, New York 8p.m. "Parenting Across the Biological Spectrum," lecture and slide presentation on the diverse roles that animal parents play in the lives of their young.

February, 2003 -- Publication of "The Skinny on Fat" in the Winter issue of Gastronomica, the journal of food and cluture. This article, which is a rebuttal to the Gary Taubes piece in The New York Times, looks at the essential role that omega-3s play in the diets of cultures around the world.