What on Earth are you Eating? The Secret Life of Food
Tuesday October 23, 7pm | Video now onlineAdd to Calendar >
Food is the new sex, drugs and rock’n’roll, the new art and the new religion. It dominates the bestsellers lists and the television schedules. Food blogs, food clubs, and amateur chefs abound. What is the secret of good food? Why do you like some dishes and hate others? What’s in a meal besides its taste?
If you thought restaurant critics were your best guide on such matters, think again. We came up with the perfect panel and they each took their turn at the podium to guide us through their particular corner of the foodie world.
Professor Barham is the physicist who revealed the secrets of molecular gastronomy to Heston Blumenthal. His dream is to create a restaurant where diners are psychologically profiled and given what they’re bound to find irresistibly delicious
Architectural foodsmith extraordinaire, Sam once flooded a grade one listed building with four tonnes of alcoholic punch that visitors boated across before drinking. Playing with your food was never this much fun!
This sharp-tongued food critic hardly needs an introduction. According to AA Gill, our identity is inextricably bound up with our food – sociologically and nationally we are what we eat
Dr Post is the maestro from Maastricht who has worked out how to get vegetarians to eat beef – he grows his own meat in a lab
Actor, director and academic
All speakers are subject to change.