Saturday 10th June 5pm* – The Eastwood Room SORRY NOW SOLD OUT
*please note time and venue change above – original event was 4pm in the Meakin Room)
Food writer, journalist and historian Bee Wilson has been described as “the ultimate food scholar” and we welcome her to Stoke where she will ask us to consider in conversation with Emma Bridgewater the psychology of eating, the subject of her latest book First Bite: How We Learn to Eat. “We are not born knowing what to eat. We all have to learn it as children sitting expectantly at a table. For our diets to change, we need to relearn the food experiences that first shaped us.”
FIRST BITE draws on current research from both neuroscience and psychology, and the author’s experience parenting three children and visiting numerous school canteens, as well as talking to dieticians, biologists and consumer researchers, to look at where our food habits come from; and what it would really take to change them for the better.
An acclaimed food writer, historian and author of four books, including Consider the Fork and Swindled. Bee Wilson writes about food and other subjects for a wide range of publications including the Guardian and the London Review of Books. She writes the weekly “Kitchen Thinker” column in The Sunday Telegraph, and previously was the food critic for the New Statesman. She has been named BBC Radio 4’s Food Writer of the Year and Fortnum & Mason Food Writer 2016.
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