How fresh voices and platforms are challenging the mainstream.
This is an online event hosted on the British Library platform. Bookers will be sent a link in advance giving access and will be able to watch at any time for 48 hours after the start time.
Four leading food writers, podcasters and editors at the forefront of the rise of contemporary food media discuss how different voices, agendas, and publishing tools are disrupting and revitalising the conversation about food.
Food writer Melissa Thompson leads the discussion between three exciting voices in new food media and debates: founder and editor of Vittles online magazine Jonathan Nunn; Stephen Satterfield of US-based Whetstone magazine and podcast; and writer, academic and commentator Anna Sulan Masing.
Jonathan Nunn is a food and city writer based in London. His writing mainly focuses on restaurants, and their intersection with immigration, class, and gentrification. He also edits the food newsletter Vittles, which aims to platform food writing that does not currently have a space within mainstream British food media.
Stephen Satterfield is a print publisher, food writer, multimedia producer and founder of Whetstone magazine and Whetstone Media. Before his career in media, he was a sommelier and social entrepreneur, advocating for wine as a catalyst for economic development for Black wine workers in South Africa's Western Cape.
Dr Anna Sulan Masing is a writer, editor and academic focusing on food and drink, and has a PhD exploring identity and storytelling. Anna Sulan founded the public research project Sourced, which investigates global food and drinks pathways, and is one half of acclaimed podcast Voices at the Table. In 2020 she co-founded the platform Black Book, which looks to lead discussions and support Black and non-white people within the food and drinks industry. This year she will launch her first magazine, Cheese: the magazine of culture.
Melissa Thompson runs food and recipe project Fowl Mouths. In 2014, she started a supper club serving Japanese comfort food that grew into a successful pop-up. She’s been a vocal advocate for the promotion of Black and minority ethnic people in food, and now provides advice on all aspects of the industry. Her writing work includes regular features for BBC Good Food magazine. Instagram: @fowlmouthsfood
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