An annual event

Food & Words 2014


Food & Words, a gathering place for food nerds

Kindly supported by Sydney Living Museums, Bistro Mint, Le Cordon Bleu











Laura Dalrymple from Feather & Bone on death

Beekeeper Doug Purdie on bees

Prof. David Guest on cocoa


Christine Manfield & Charmaine O’Brien

on writing about India

Launch A Fig at The Gate, Kate Llewellyn with John Newton

To be fed

Academic Bernadette Hince on food in the North and South poles

Mike McEnearney from Kitchen by Mike on his physic garden

Author and former restaurateur Gay Bilson on spoiling the broth


Roger Haden, Le Cordon Bleu on books that changed him

Sarah Rhodes and Alice McCormick on artists and lunch

Kate Llewellyn, poet and author on being a freegan


Roger Haydon spoke about books on food that mattered to him. Everyone wanted the list. Here it is:

Piero Camporesi, Exotic Brew: The Art of Living in the Age of the Enlightenment

Alain Corbin, The Foul and the Fragrant: Odor and the French Social Imagination

Carolyn Korsmeyer, The Taste Culture Reader: Experiencing Food and Drink. Making Sense of Taste: Food and Philosophy

Denise Gigante, Taste: a Literary History

Michel Serres The Five Senses: a Philosophy of Mingled Bodies

Sidney W. Mintz, Sweetness and Power: A Social History of Sugar

Carlo Petrini, Slow Food: the Case for Taste

Wolfgang Schivelbusch Tastes of Paradise: A Social History of Spices, Stimulants, and Intoxicants

Gordon M. Shepherd, Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why it Matters

Rebecca Spang, The Invention of the Restaurant: Paris and Modern Gastronomic Culture

Michael Symons, One Continuous Picnic

Sat 20 Sep 2014
10:00 am
The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street,

THANK YOU Sydney Living Museums for the beautiful space. The fabulous staff at The Mint for all their help. Bistro Mint and chefs Sebastien Lutaud and Joey Ingram. Sophie Mibus and Le Cordon Bleu. Mike McEnearney, Kitchen By Mike. David Lowe, Lowe Wines. Grounds of Alexandria. Anthia and her lovely team from Ovvio Organics. Potts Point Bookshop. Alice McCormick, Rare Illustrated Books. Julie Paterson, Cloth. Lantern, Penguin Books. Murdoch Books

CAPTIONS Clockwise from top. Books for sale; Mike McEnearney, Kitchen By Mike; Potts Point Bookshop; Grounds of Alexandria coffee; Chris Manfield with Charmaine O’Brien and Paul Van Reyk; Ovvio tea on tap; lunch on the grass.