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Lenore Newman: Lost Feast: Culinary Extinction and the Future of Food.

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Culinaria Research Centre U of T Scarborough

1265 Military Trail

Science Wing (SW) Building, Room SW313

Toronto, ON M1C1A4

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Lenore Newman: Lost Feast: Culinary Extinction and the Future of Food. The Toronto Book Launch!

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Canada’s own Lenore Newman will talk about her new book, Lost Feast: Culinary Extinction and the Future of Food, the history of foods humans have literally loved to death and what that means for our culinary future. Her research covers topics from the dramatic rise and fall of the passenger pigeon—which literally changed the forest ecology of North America—to the parallels between Icelandic cattle (known for their luscious butter) and woolly mammoths (hunted to extinction in the Paleolithic world) and the impacts of modern industrialized agriculture on the food on our tables.

There will be samples and discussion of some of the foods from the "extinction dinners" in the book -- dinners designed to recreate meals of the past or project how we might eat in the future. Newman’s bright, intelligent gaze finds insight and even humour at every turn. Part culinary romp, part environmental wake-up call, Lost Feast will make you look at what’s on your plate in a whole new way.

The talk is co-sponsored by Culinary Historians of Canada and Culinaria Research Centre at U of T Scarborough

Tickets are free, but registration is required. Donations to help cover expenses will be welcome.

Books will be available to purchase at the event (cash only).

Lenore Newman is the Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Environment at the University of the Fraser Valley. She is the author of the Speaking in Cod Tongues: A Canadian Culinary Journey (featured at a CHC event in 2017). Lenore’s work has received widespread attention, and in 2014 she was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. She has authored over 40 academic papers and reports in her areas of research. Lenore is particularly proud of her work on foraged foods and on the impact of climate change on cuisine.

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Culinaria Research Centre U of T Scarborough

1265 Military Trail

Science Wing (SW) Building, Room SW313

Toronto, ON M1C1A4

Canada

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