In Michael Pollan’s 2006 The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, the author asks how most of us, as omnivores, the most unselective eaters, are faced with a dilemma resulting from the wide variety of food choices. Pollan suggests that, prior to modern food preservation and transportation technologies, this particular dilemma was resolved primarily through cultural influences. How then is the relationship between food and society, that was once moderated by culture, confused by the technologies that have recreated the dilemma by making available foods that were previously seasonal or regional?
Join us for this discussion, led by Cheong Suk Wai, on the relationship between food, culture and technology.
IMHO is a meeting place of ideas and discussion for the vast body of international non-fiction writing, whose ideas and problems has shaped the modern world since the beginning of the 20th century. Each session examines one seminal non-fiction work and will be moderated by Cheong Suk-Wai.