The London Gastronomy Seminars
Coverage of food too often sacrifices an understanding of the food itself—what makes it good, and why—to an ecstatic testimonial focused on an imagined foodie lifestyle: all fluff and no substance. We propose a new series of public lectures, the London Gastronomy Seminars. The goal of these seminars is to put the technical back into the public sphere and to make it fun.
We feel that an understanding and command of the principles at work within the food that we eat is a source of pleasure, excitement, and most of all empowerment. Our hope is that the members of the public who attend the seminars will return home encouraged to implement what they have seen, and with a bit of the creative dissatisfaction that drives the industry forward. Through better critical understanding they will define their own relationship with gastronomy and reject passive consumerism in favour of informed curiosity.