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.