Local journalist and food writer Marshall King to talk about Goshen food scene on Nov. 7

Lecture: From Bowers to Venturi: How We Eat Differently in the Maple City
Date and Time: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Location: Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall
Cost: Free and open to the public

Marshall V. King

Marshall King, well known in the area for writing about food, travel and the community, will share insights about local growers, restaurateurs and freelance writing during an Afternoon Sabbatical lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 at 1 p.m., in the Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall.

King, who grew up in Goshen and has been a professional journalist since 1992, will lead a discussion on how ingredients, choices and dishes have changed over time in this part of the Midwest. He will also tell stories about local farms and restaurants, and share from his own personal experiences as a food writer in a small community.

King  has been writing about food since 2000 when a newspaper editor gave him the assignment of starting a restaurant column. Dining A La King appeared in The Elkhart Truth for many years and now appears on Flavor574.com and in the South Bend Tribune and Goshen News.

Before leaving the Truth in May 2016, he was community editor, winning awards for news columns and editorials, and food columnist for Flavor 574.

He’s hosted food trips to Italy, Ireland and California, as well as Midwestern locales. In addition, he’s contributed recipes and writing to five cookbooks.

Find him on Twitter at @hungrymarshall.

This event is presented as one of the lectures in the 2017-18 Afternoon Sabbatical program, a yearly lecture series with on-campus programs held on a Tuesday each month during the school year and bus trips for off-campus tours.

Future events in the Afternoon Sabbatical series include:

  • Dec. 12, 2017, 1 p.m. — GC Music Faculty: A Musical Feast
  • Feb. 13, 2018, 1 p.m. — Diana Lawson: Why Quality of Place?
  • Feb 28, 2018 — Chicago Theater Bus Trip: Love Never Dies
  • March 13, 2018, 1 p.m. — Rosalyn Troiano: Jubilate Deo
  • April 9, 2018, 1 p.m. — 40th Anniversary Celebration