Feed Your Mind
Time Out says
No scone will be left unturned at this week-long celebration of food and ideas organised by Kings’ College London. The festival brings together writers, academics and thinkers to explore the latest ideas on a range of food-related issues, from obesity and fasting to the ethics of eating and the science of curry.
Events include a talk by Professor Mark Post, creator of the world’s first lab-grown burger (Thu Mar 13, 1pm-2pm; free) and ‘Hungry’, a film based on Sarah Daniels’ play about food, temptation and obesity (Wed Mar 12, 5.30pm-7pm; free).
Journey to the Centre of the Gut (Fri Mar 14, 6.30pm-8pm; £10) sees crazy culinary duo Bompas and Parr collaborating with gastroenterologist Dr Simon Anderson. They will project a live stream of film from a SynMed pill-cam that will be swallowed by food writer and chef Gizzi Erskine (this may not be to everyone’s taste). The footage captured will subsequently illustrate a limited edition publication based on ‘Memoirs of a Stomach’ – an obscure 1852 diet book written from the perspective of a stomach.
Festival events take place at several different venues; check online for full details. All events except the Bompas and Parr one are free but places must be booked via the website.