The Urbanist

Our relationship with food

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7 May 2020

Episode 447

30 minutes

We are joined by author Carolyn Steel to assess how we interact with food and what we might do after the pandemic to improve our relationship with what we eat.

7 May 2020

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Carolyn Steel: Part 1

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We discuss the naming of Steel’s new book ‘Sitopia’ and how coronavirus has heightened awareness of our relationship with food.

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

Wet markets

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Monocle’s Asia editor, James Chambers, visits a wet market in Hong Kong to investigate how their reputation stacks up against reality.

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Carolyn Steel: Part 2

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We ponder the value of food, the world of meat eating and the possible need for a food revolution.

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