Meet the Let’s Talk About Food team
Louisa Kasdon is the CEO and Founder of Let’s Talk About Food. In this capacity, Louisa has created over 50 food and health based public events in Boston that bring the public and experts together to deepen their understanding of the role of food in our world. Her producing partner is the Boston Globe, and institutional partners include the Museum of Science, Harvard University, the New England Aquarium, Project Bread, Northeastern University, the Boston Public Library, and the Harvard/MIT Broad Center and the Cambridge Science Festival among others.
Louisa is also a Boston based-journalist with over 500 published articles and several books on food, business and health for national, regional, and international publications. Kasdon was the food editor of the Boston Phoenix for 15 years, and a senior editor at Natural Health and Boston Magazine.
Leigh Belanger helps direct projects for Let’s Talk About Food. Leigh consults with food-focused nonprofits and enterprises on communications strategy and content development. She is the author of The Boston Homegrown Cookbook (Voyageur Press, 2012) and the former program director for Chefs Collaborative, a national network of culinary professionals dedicated to improving food system sustainability. Leigh’s writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, Edible Boston and other outlets. She lives and cooks with her family in Boston. Find Leigh on Twitter @leighbelanger, or on Tumblr: kitchenchalkboard.tumblr.com