Food is everything ... and it's also just dinner!
Although taste is often understood as a biological experience, it can also be seen as a social or cultural phenomenon; an aesthetic, a sociological, economic and anthropological concept referring to cultural patterns of choice and preference. Food is something we all have in common. No matter what we eat or don’t eat; we make personal, cultural, societal, political and aspirational decisions with everything we buy, grow and consume. I look at food as an identity and I research food trends to give an indicator of what’s to come.
SeeFuture Fest 201617th September 2016
FutureFest 2016 is a two-day multi-media weekend event in London, grappling with the challenges of coming decades up to the mid-century. The event is organised by Nesta (www.nesta.org.uk), the UK’s leading innovation agency.
What will now be the 3rd event taking place in September 17-18, 2016, in Tobacco Dock, London. http://futurefest.org/
Combining performance, technology, big name speakers and a plethora of seminars, demos and workshops, FutureFest aims to make the future “festive” – a place where audiences can experience, in a multi-media and multi-sensory way, the coming changes and trends as we approach the future. Our central themes this year are Future Love, Future Play, Future Work and Future Thrive. As Lead Curator of Future Thrive I am looking at food, eating, taste, scent, perfume, olfaction, technology connecting those things, wellness and health in the broadest sense.
SeeGulfood Manufacturing Expo28th October 2015
The Future of Confectionary http://www.gulfoodmanufacturing.com/
SeeTaste Trends Conference, Leatherhead Food Trends 201722nd October 2015
SeeRestaurant Show5th October 2015
Panel debate on The Stage 12-1pm