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

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Fri, 12/13/2019 - 7:00pm
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1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

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With chapters covering everything from lab-made meat to the loss of 464 varieties of lettuce, Lost Feast is a rollicking exploration of the history and future of our favorite foods. Through  research into topics such as the dramatic rise and fall of the passenger pigeon, adventures chasing down the luscious butter of local Icelandic cattle, and hosting a series of elaborate “extinction dinners” designed to recreate meals of the past or explore how we might be eating in the future, Lenore Newman examines the history of the foods we have loved to death, and what that means for our culinary future.

Amid growing concerns about the environmental impact of agriculture and the sustainability of the food industry, this timely book makes a critical contribution to our understanding of food security today. Part culinary romp and part environmental wake-up call, Lost Feast will have you looking at your plate in a completely new light. Lenore Newman is the Canada Research Chair in Food Security and the Environment at the University of the Fraser Valley and the author of the acclaimed Speaking in Cod Tongues: A Canadian Culinary Journey. She divides her time between Vancouver and Roberts Creek, British Columbia.

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Lost Feast: Culinary Extinction and the Future of Food Cover Image
ISBN: 9781770414358
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: ECW Press - October 8th, 2019

Speaking in Cod Tongues: A Canadian Culinary Journey (Digestions #1) Cover Image
By Lenore Newman, Sarah Elton (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780889774599
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Published: University of Regina Press - January 15th, 2017