Green Mountain College is pleased to host Tover Cerulli, author of The Mindful Carnivore—A Vegetarian’s Hunt for Sustenance. Cerulli will make a public presentation on Monday, November 11 at 7 p.m. in the Gorge at Withey Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Cerulli’s book tells the story of his journey from eschewing not only flesh but all animal products, to becoming (improbably) a hunter. At the age of 20, concerned about the ecological impact of eating meat, he became a vegetarian, then vegan.
“A few years later, having moved back to a rural community from New York City, I realized that all food has its costs. From habitat destruction to grain combines that inadvertently mince rabbits, to the shooting of deer in soybean and lettuce fields, crop production is far from harmless . . . I began to see the question wasn’t what we ate but how that food came to our plates,” he wrote.
Primary sponsorship for Cerulli's visit to GMC is through the class Hunting: History, Ethics, and Management which examines a range of topics and issues related to hunting. Cerulli's book is one of the texts used in the class this semester. His visit coincides with a unit related to food production and game sampling where he will share some of his recipes with students.