Thursday, April 14, 5:30 pm – Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail

Chasing Chiles is both a rollicking travelogue from three guys on the hunt for authentic food and cultural experience and an adventure with a larger, sobering mission: to understand the effects of climate change by zeroing in on one critical crop and the people whose lives are most deeply intertwined with it. Chef Kurt Michael Friese is author of A Cook’s Journey: Slow Food in the Heartland and owner and founding chef of Devotay, a restaurant in Iowa City that is a community leader in local and sustainable cuisine. He is owner and publisher of Edible Iowa River Valley magazine, a board of directors member for Slow Food USA and the Iowa Food Systems Council, and a graduate and former chef-instructor at the New England Culinary Institute.

Hear Kurt on Thursday, April 14 at Harvard University, Sever 213.  Free and open to the public.  For a campus map, log on to