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A look at how Birmingham, Ala., has become a global leader in food and food issues. Presented at Ignite Birmingham on Feb. 10, 2011.

A look at how Birmingham, Ala., has become a global leader in food and food issues. Presented at Ignite Birmingham on Feb. 10, 2011.

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    Birmingham: Food Capital of the World Birmingham: Food Capital of the World Presentation Transcript

    • Birmingham: Food Capital of the World Photo: Food Summit
    • Evolving from steel to banking to medical and engineering to … Photo: Robert S. Donovan (CC)
    • Food has always been a part of our identity.
    • What makes us the food capital of the world? Photo: Matt MacGillivray (CC)
    • Reputation Photo: Leigh Wolf (CC)
    • Frank Stitt
      • Highland Bar and Grill
      • Bottega
      • Chez Fonfon
      Photo: Robert S. Donovan (CC)
    • Chris Hastings
      • The Hot and Hot Fish Club
      • (SpringHouse, Lake Martin)
      Photo: J.C. Strutz (CC)
    • George Sarris
      • The Fish Market
      • DoDiY ó s
      • Pianeta 3
      Photo: Melinda Shelton (CC)
      • USA Today picks Niki’s West as a top restaurant.
      Miss Myra’s Pit Bar-B-Q praised in national newspapers. Photo: Jason Horn / Natural Kinds (CC)
    • Destination
    • Birmingham has 17 food festivals and events in 2011. Photo: The Exceptional Foundation
    • Dozens of local restaurants were in the first Restaurant Week. Photo: Robert S. Donovan (CC)
    • Californians among attendees of sold-out FoodBlogSouth conference. Photo: Molly Folse (CC)
    • Magic City Brewfest celebrates fifth year in 2011. Photo: Magic City Brewfest
    • Challenges
      • “ With great provisions come great responsibility.”
    • Birmingham is the No. 2 most obese city in America. Photo: David Boyle (CC)
    • 88,000 people can’t get to a grocery store, including 23,000 kids. Map: Examining the Impact of Food Deserts and Food Imbalance on Public Health in Birmingham, Ala.
    • We need more diversity in food choices.
    • We need more diversity in food providers.
    • Bon app é tit. Photo: Robert S. Donovan (CC)