Talking of Food is a magazine website set up by a group of people who love not only food but also the diversity of its culture. It is not bound by ideology or momentary fads but has an open mind towards opposing views. Its contributors are often experts in their field and discuss wide ranging subjects such as antibiotics in the food-chain, the opposing arguments on GM food or the future of food. On a lighter note see how they make noodles in China or follow Elisabeth Luard's classic series on European Peasant Cookery.

New in Book Readings

New in book readings this month is Summer Kitchens: Recipes and Reminiscences from Every Corner of Ukraine, read by the author,, Olia Hercules.

Climate change and the future of food

Record, life-threatning temperatures in Pakistan; record drought in China affecting water supplies, energy and agriculture; severe drought in Europe causing diminished harvests and river levels low enough to hinder important transport; drought in much of England… the list goes on and on. As this year has shown around the world, climate change is upon us. In 2019, before we, the general public, had really begun to grasp the situation, Professor Vivian Moses proposed a series of discussions on climate change and related issues with experts in relevant fields for Talking of Food.


Write a cookbook in a day? Well, in 2011, "Novel in a Day" was set up by a member of the Scrivener forum and has run annually ever since. This year, it was decided to attempt a non-fiction genre and a cookbook was chosen… After a long delay, there are three more new "stories" to listen to.