Food Season

Food Season

Unleash your inner gourmet and intellectual hunger

Whether it's tracking tastes or traditions, the catalyst for trade and travel or a measure of health and prosperity, food is unsurpassed as a lens through which to understand the world. Curated by food historian and British Library curator Polly Russell and featuring food writers, Michelin-starred chefs, seasoned food campaigners and expert food makers, the season has something for all appetites.

Frog pie, ice before freezers and bread and butter with everything. Take a look at what chef and restaurateur Marcus Wareing discovered when he joined Polly to explore some of our food collection, then take your pick from our menu of events below.




Series events

Serveware - Golden Peacock - Macau January 2016
Talks and Discussions

Food From Near and Far (East)

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Cover detail from The Wine Dine Dictionary by Victoria Moore
Talk and Tasting

The Wine Dine Dictionary: Victoria Moore & James Runcie

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Wikipedia Editathon
Special Event

Wiki-Food and Mostly Women

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Yeast
Talks and Discussions

Ingredients: Yeast with Nicholas P Money

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A Book and A Bottle
Talk and Tasting

A Book and a Bottle Salon with Amy Bloom

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from The bystanderLondon, May 29th 1929
Talk and Tasting

100 Years Later: Wartime Cocktails with The Gilbert Scott

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Yasmin Khan for Appetite event at the British Library
Talks and Discussions

Appetite: With Laura Freeman, Yasmin Khan and Anthony Warner

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Gayle Chong Kwan by David Ryle
Special Event

Microclimate Workshops with Gayle Chong Kwan and the Skip Garden

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Microclimate Sensory Banquet
Special Event

At the Crossroads: Microclimate Sensory Banquet

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