Join the BAFTA winning doctor Chris van Tulleken and renowned food historian Pen Vogler for the fascinating history of the people, the ideas and the dishes that have fed the nation.
How have people in the British Isles shared the riches from our fields, dairies, kitchens and seas, as well as those from around the world? And when the cupboard is bare, who steps up to the plate to feed the nation’s hungry children, soldiers at war or families in crisis?
Joining us live on stage in London, the BAFTA winning physician and author of the wildly acclaimed bestseller Ultra-Processed People joins food historian Pen Vogler to share the stories of the food and drink at the centre of social upheavals from prehistory to the present: from the medieval inns boosted by the plague through to the post-war supermarkets luring customers with strawberries.
And Chris and Pen won’t just look to history but explore inequalities around food, health, and power in Britain today. What problems do we have with food insecurity? Have we traded quality for quantity, and why do we eat so much Ultra-Processed Food? Why is there plenty of food on the supermarket shelves, while some people still go hungry?
Praise for the work of Pen Vogler:
‘Delicious… Wonderful’ – Guardian
‘Fascinating… Full of incident and food for thought’ – Mail on Sunday
‘A fact-stuffed romp through our edible history’ – Times