Tuesday, January 26

Brighton Festival – The Pleasures And Politics Of Food

- May 12, 2011

Chaired by celebrity food critic Jay Rayner, and with a discussion panel made up of Observer Food Monthly editor Allan Jenkins, food authors Fuchsia Dunlop and Tomasina Miers, plus restauranteur Yotam Ottolenghi, this opened up a conversation on the global politics of food, from the obesity problems and the supermarket semi-monopoly that subversively guides our food choices, to the social exclusion the current, national financial position has placed many in. However, as one member of the public pointed out when the floor was opened, the worry, concern and critique was being made to an audience who can spare £10 and a few hours on a Wednesday afternoon. Preaching to an already converted crowd, this was informative, but a bit too self-congratulatory.

Corn Exchange, Brighton Dome, 11 May

Rating: Rating: ★★★☆☆
Victoria Nangle

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