At-Bristol Science Centre

Festival of Ideas: Michael Pollan - Cooking as a Political Act

A Festival of Ideas event

31 May

7.45 pm - 8.45pm

Michael Pollan

Location: Rosalind Franklin Room, At-Bristol

Suitable for adults and children over 16

Many people now spend a lot more time watching other people cook on TV than doing it themselves, but the outsourcing of this work to corporations has had disastrous effects on our health, our family life, and even on our agriculture. To reverse the trend in his own life, Pollan apprenticed himself to a series of gifted chefs, barbecue pitmasters, bakers, brewers, cheesemakers and picklers.

Using his own kitchen adventures as the thread, Pollan makes a compelling case that cooking is one of the simplest and most important steps people can take to improve their family’s health and well-being, build community, help fix our broken food system, and break our growing dependence on corporations. Approached in the proper spirit, Pollan suggests, cooking becomes a political act.

Buy tickets!

You can buy tickets to this as a standalone event, or as a double bill in conjuction with the evening's earlier talk by Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Antifragile: Things that gain from disorder, 6.15pm - 7.15pm.

Standalone tickets:

  • £7.00 adults
  • £6.00 concessions

Book online here.

Double bill tickets:

  • £12.00 adults
  • £10.00 concessions

Book online here.

You can also book both types of tickets by calling our Bookings Team on 0845 458 6499 (9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday excluding Bank Holidays).


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