We all have to eat, but what do our food and eating habits say about us?
Digest the social history of food in Britain from 1066 to the present day as Pen Vogler mixes together evidence from cookbooks, literature, artworks and social records to understand the origins of our eating habits. She will demonstrate how the foods we eat and the way we eat is loaded with centuries of class prejudice which have shaped our cuisine for better or worse.
About the speaker
Pen Vogler is the author of Dinner with Mr Darcy and Dinner with Dickens and curated the exhibition Food Glorious Food at the Charles Dickens Museum. She edited Penguin’s Great Food series, writes and reviews on food history for the press and has recreated recipes from the past for BBC Television. Her most recent book is Scoff: A History of Food and Class in Britain.