Lost Feast: Culinary Extinction and the Future of Food

Lost Feast: Culinary Extinction and the Future of Food

by Lenore Newman
  • cooking
  • environmentalism
  • from-british-columbia
  • history-politics-current-affairs
  • science

A rollicking exploration of the history and future of our favorite foods. When we humans love foods, we love them a lot. In fact, we have often eaten them into extinction, whether it is the megafauna of the Paleolithic world or the passenger pigeon of the last century.

In Lost Feast, food expert Lenore Newman sets out to look at the history of the foods we have loved to death and what that means for the culinary paths we choose for the future. Whether it’s chasing down the luscious butter of local Icelandic cattle or looking at the impacts of modern industrialized agriculture on the range of food varieties we can put in our shopping carts, Newman’s bright, intelligent gaze finds insight and humor at every turn.


Lenore Newman, author

Lenore Newman is the Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Environment at the University of the Fraser Valley. She is the author of the acclaimed Speaking in Cod Tongues: A Canadian Culinary Journey. She divides her time between Vancouver and Roberts Creek, British Columbia.

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Rights Holder: ECW Press

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Additional Information

age range: Adult

number of pages: 280

publication date: 10/08/2019

Original language of pub: English

Materials Available: complete manuscript