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Julian Baggini, Granta Books Available in Arnolfini Bookshop £14.99

"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well"

Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

 

How we eat, farm and shop for food is not only a matter of taste. Our choices regarding what we eat involve every essential aspect of our human nature: the animal, the sensuous, the social, the cultural, the creative, the emotional and the intellectual. Thinking seriously about food requires us to consider our relationship to nature, to our fellow animals, to each other and to ourselves. So can thinking about food teach us about being virtuous, and can what we eat help us to decide how to live?

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