Food Slut Manifesto

First Published in Artlink Vol. 24, No. 2, 2004 Shopping and Extreme Pleasures ‘Pleasure is the necessary complicating nuance that rescues us from pure theory – for surely there is nothing more tedious than earnest discourse on the significance of food’ Hannah Fink[i] The need for a manifesto Food increasingly became alienated from the body …

Prunings and pickings from the 13th New Zealand Symposium of Gastronomy and Food History, Hamilton Gardens 1 – 2 February 2020

This was my first New Zealand Symposium, and an enjoyable, stimulating and illuminating gathering it was. The theme was gardens, and the venue, appropriately, was the Hamilton Gardens with its Te Parapara Maaori garden and its kitchen, herb, and sustainable 'enclosed gardens'. Below are sketches of some of the highlights for me. The proceedings will …