Thrifty Thursday Valentine Warner – Food and Nature

  • Thu 26 April 2018
  • 6.30 pm

Join cook, food writer, and broadcaster, Valentine Warner for a fascinating talk on the importance of nature in food. With a rapidly growing population, there is more pressure than ever on nature to provide the world’s population with food. For this reason, Warner argues, we must take more personal responsibility for our own eating habits and choose ingredients wisely to reduce the impact of our food on the planet. In this talk, Warner will share his own understanding of nature and how his personal relationship to it translates into his cooking. The audience will also be invited to engage with the ideas generated in a participatory Q&A. This is a free event, however booking is required.   About Valentine Warner Valentine Warner is a cook, food writer, and broadcaster. Training originally as a portrait painter, he went on to become a chef in London’s kitchens before running his own catering company. Valentine then suddenly found himself on television, where his deep love of cooking, nature, and travel has seen him make seven series and contribute to others, for BBC2, Fox, UKTV and Nat Geo. He loves radio. Valentine has written four cookery books, three of which he illustrated. His articles are regularly featured in an array of magazines and broadsheets. Valentine is one of the Founders of the Moorland Spirit Company who make Hepple Gin in the wilds of Northumberland on remote moorland. He would generally prefer to be found in a field rather than an office and is most likely to be holding a spoon, a fishing rod or a mossy stick. This event is part of Thrifty Thursdays – a series of free events running alongside the current exhibition ‘The Land We Live In – The Land We Left Behind’. Taking the exhibition as a starting point to explore themes relating to the rural, each week a different artist, writer, gardener, land-worker, academic or performer will join us. The bar will be open before the event from 5.45 pm until 6.30 pm. Please note, the main exhibition will be closed, however the Bourgeois Gallery, which is the final room in the exhibition, will be open.

Photo courtesy Valentine Warner