67Once you hear Nina Planck speak, we’re betting you’ll think twice about what’s for dinner.

That’s because Planck, a food writer and provocative advocate for traditional foods, is one of those people who can convince you about anything. And given that her main platform is discussing how and what we feed our children, it’s a conversation worth having, if not heeding.

Planck has long been a champion of local food, and was selling her family’s vegetables at farmers’ markets at the age of nine. In her adult years, she’s worked as a congressional staffer, a speechwriter and wrote the groundbreaking book Real Food, which changed the way people view old-fashioned foods like butter and meat.

Most recently, Planck, a mother of a toddler, has written Real Food for Mother and Baby, in which she explains why many modern ideas about pregnancy and infant nutrition are off the mark and why traditional foods are best. (Among her findings: cereals are not the best food for babies; meat and egg yolks are better.)

Planck hits Seattle this week, and you can expect an explosive discussion that will leave you hungry for more.

What: Interview and Book Signing with Nina Planck
When: Wednesday, April 22, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Palace Ballroom, 2100 5th Avenue, Seattle
Cost: $25 (includes a copy of Real Food for Mother and Baby);
tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/58359