September 9th, 2021 - 5:00 pm
The Secret History of Food: Strange but True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat (HarperCollins, 2021)
Please join us on Thursday, September 9, at 5 p.m. Eastern, for a 2021 History Book Festival virtual event with Matt Siegel, author of The Secret History of Food: Strange but True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat (HarperCollins, 2021). This event is free but registration is required.
About the book
These days, what and where we eat says as much about us as the clothes we wear or the places we live, and social media has allowed us to share our private food experiences as never before. But this fixation is not new. “As a species, we’re hardwired to obsess over food,” says author Matt Siegel. In this entertaining exploration of the historical, cultural, scientific, sexual, and culinary subcultures of this most essential part of life, Siegel sets out to uncover “the hidden side of everything we put in our mouths.”
About the author
Matt Siegel has written about food and culture for The Atlantic, The Paris Review, and other publications. Previously an English professor, he now writes full-time and consults with brands in the food and beverage industries.
How to attend the online event:
All registered attendees will receive a follow-up email from “LibCal” with Zoom log-in information. If you don’t receive this email after registering, please check your SPAM folder. If you still can’t locate the email, please contact [email protected].
Purchase the book
Please help support local independent bookstores by purchasing this book at Browseabout Books, official bookseller of the History Book Festival. Online sources and digital versions are tempting; however, supporting local brick and mortar shops helps to preserve our vibrant main streets. Drop by Browseabout, order books online, or call the store at 302-226-2665. You also may purchase a copy at biblion in Lewes. Each copy purchased comes with a signed archival bookplate.