Essays

Here I publish longer pieces.

Eat Lancet: the global food plan without global appeal This 2019 report called controversy by calling on us to eat more plant-based food. The real problem was that it relied on a progressive and global world view not shared by everyone. Somehow we have to reconcile global and local interests.

Thoughts on the shared meal Gathering together to eat is so important there is a name for it, commensality. A ramble through conversations at the table, Babette’s Feast and the social psychology of altruism.

Women, food and community Adapted from a lecture given in Welsh at UWTSD Lampeter for International Women’s Day, this is a personal account of what these three words mean to me.