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.
propose a new series of public lectures, the London Gastronomy
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.
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
Through better critical understanding they will define
their own relationship with gastronomy and reject passive
consumerism in favour of informed curiosity.