Bee Wilson talks to Donald Sloan
This is Not a Diet Book and First Bite
Saturday 25 March 2017
Worcester College: Lecture TheatreVenue
Award-winning food writer and historian Bee Wilson looks at how our food habits are shaped and gives some tips and ideas on healthier and happier eating.
In First Bite: How We Learn to Eat, Wilson draws on the latest research to explain how we can relearn the art of eating, which she says is a question of psychology as much as nutrition.
Wilson explores the way our diets are shaped by many factors, including family, culture, memory, gender, hunger and love. Why will some children only eat food of one colour and why do so few of us follow the 5-a-day advice?
In her follow-up book, This is Not a Diet Book: A User’s Guide to Eating Well, Wilson gives practical tips on rebuilding our relationship with food, from ways of un-sweetening our palates to rethinking the lunchtime sandwich.
Wilson is also author of Consider the Fork and Swindled, and writes for many publications including the Guardian. She is a BBC Radio 4 Food Writer of the Year and Fortnum & Mason Food Writer 2016. First Bite won the Special Commendation André Simon Book Award 2015.
Here she talks to Donald Sloan, chair of the Oxford Cultural Collective, a specialist centre for the study of food, drink and culture. He is also head of the Oxford School of Hospitality Management at Oxford Brookes University.