Mon, 24 Feb | Better Read Than Dead

Lenore Newman - Lost Feast

Part environmental wake-up call, part culinary romp, Lenore Newman's 'Lost Feast' makes a critical contribution to our understanding of food security today. You will never look at what’s on your plate in quite the same way again! Lenore will be joined in-conversation by Laura Dalrymple.
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Lenore Newman - Lost Feast

Time & Location

24 Feb 2020, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

About The Event

Part culinary romp, part environmental wake-up call, Lenore Newman's Lost Feast makes a critical contribution to our understanding of food security today. You will never look at what’s on your plate in quite the same way again! 

Lenore will be joined in-conversation by Laura Dalrymple of Feather and Bone. 

This is a FREE event. Drinks and nibbles provided.  

Lost Feast can be purchased for the special event price of $35.99 - a saving of 10%. 

About the Book

Lost Feast is a rollicking exploration of the history and future of our favourite foods.

When we humans love foods, we love them a lot. In fact, we have often eaten them into extinction, whether it is the megafauna of the Paleolithic world or the passenger pigeon of the last century. Whether it’s chasing down the luscious butter of local Icelandic cattle or looking at the impacts of modern industrialised agriculture on the range of food varieties we can put in our shopping carts, Newman’s bright, intelligent gaze finds insight and humour at every turn. 

Bracketing the chapters that look at the history of our relationship to specific foods, Lenore enlists her ecologist friend and fellow cook, Dan, in a series of ‘extinction dinners’ designed to recreate meals of the past or to illustrate how we might be eating in the future. 

Part culinary romp, part environmental wake-up call, Lost Feast makes a critical contribution to our understanding of food security today. You will never look at what’s on your plate in quite the same way again.

Praise

‘Edifying and entertaining.’ — Foreword Reviews, starred review 

About the Author

Lenore Newman is the Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Environment at the University of the Fraser Valley. She is the author of the acclaimed Speaking in Cod Tongues: A Canadian Culinary Journey. She divides her time between Vancouver and Roberts Creek, British Columbia.

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