Tuesday 16th July 7.30pm/House of St Barnabas, London
How did the Saturday night takeaway become a bigger ritual than the Sunday roast? When did it become normal to eat breakfast – or “deskfast” when you get to work? And would you eat an Iceland King Prawn Ring at your wedding?
Food used to be something you ate. Now it is a status symbol – fetishised and instragrammed and literally drooled over. With the rise of the foodie, the emergence of the chef as superstar DJ, the explosion in street food, the problems with cupcakes and the Brits judging each others lunchtime sandwich, Bug’s kitchen cabinet explain why we eat what we do and why we aren’t what we eat.
Speakers: Richard Benson, former editor of seminal magazine The Face and author of bestselling memoir The Farm; Tom Viney, co- editor Special Request magazine; Rosie Lovell, founder of Rosie’s Deli Café in Brixton Market. Chaired by Miranda Sawyer.
This video gives you a, er, taste of the evening: