The Anthropologists of Eating believe that daily kitchen skills are vital to individual and cultural identity, our mental and physical health, the rhythm to our lives, family economics and sustainable food practices.
We provide opportunities to explore and share culinary skills and knowledge of health, heritage, the environment, sustainability and culture.
"I thank you so much for the most unexpected and enchanting break to the afternoon yesterday! It really was so unique and so enjoyable!"
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Food Tours and Talks
Join us for a variety of friendly and informative thematic food tours or talks that range from artisanal bread to sustainable urban food. We will share with you engaging and tasty food stories that consider the challenges and solutions to Food Citizenship, eating that is “Good, Clean and Fair” (Slow Food Movement).
Bee and Susy also work with Penny Sacorafou and her company Fox and Squirrel to host food tours of Church Street market in central London. http://foxandsquirrel.com/creative_category/church-street
Events & Feasts
Bespoke and/or co-created events and feasts are thematically based - from Tudor banquets to sustainable urban eating. They are a stimulating and pleasurable way to discover new tastes, knowledge and skills. We focus on traditional food skills and practices using ingredients and recipes from wide ranging historical and geographical sources. We create and host salon discussions, film nights, slideshows, conference lunches, museum and gallery installations and food festival projects and are open to ideas! Some of our work, mainly within campaigning activity (such as our talks, publications and educational consultation services), are not-for-profit.
A SEED OF AN IDEA
A public programme of one film, one feast, two workshops, three talks and, five food encounters to focus on the gift and vulnerability of food seeds
Between 4-8 June 2018 we curated a programme of talks, workshops and food discussions. Funded by British Land and held at their central site Regents Place, it was an opportunity to explore and share the gift of food seeds. http://www.regentsplace.com/whats-on
FEASTING ON IDEAS | FOR THE CULINARY CURIOUS
summer and late autumn dates tbc
A long weekend residential retreat for 4 x people to explore and enjoy the tastes of south-west France € 300 pp | £ 268 pp
It will be a time to savour tastes and expand cultural food knowledge. The region’s traditional recipes, taste pairings, local food etiquette of buying and enjoying stunning ingredients, French vocabulary and, a dash of food history will all be covered as you gather knowledge and take your fill feasting on the local terroir—the taste of a very special food place.
Led by food writer and anthropologist Bee Farrell, the programme will include, tasting sessions, discussions, meeting local experts—a forager, a sommelier, a miller, a baker, a cheesemaker and an oyster farmer (l’ostréiculteur). The programme includes visits to food markets, a museum, farm shops, countryside foraging and, a curated seasonal menu of cafès, restaurants and, artisan or home-prepared meals.