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Gavin Wren News

Another great piece of news for the start of 2018 was having one of my articles published in the East London cultural magazine 'The E-List’.

This publication features articles about artists, musicians and cultural icons from this area of East London. The article was a provocative 'think' piece about the role of local food and industrialisation in modern diets, how we need to accept 'big food' to a certain extent if we are to avoid making puff pastry ever again. Avocados aren't native to the UK yet have become a staple and no-one wants to revert to living on turnips all winter.

Last week I also submitted a long form pitch to a very large circulation publication, I'm really trying to get my writing out in the world this year, so watch this space!

Culinary Luddism

Culinary Luddism and The Downside of Slow Food

Gavin Wren Food Opinion Pieces, Uncategorized, Writing

10 days ago my interest was piqued by a tweet from Jay Rayner, proclaiming that people who think “ALL PROCESSED FOODS BAD” should read an article by food historian Rachel Laudan about ‘Culinary Luddism’. In this beautifully educational piece about the culinary history of local foods, Laudan explains at great length why processing, locality and freshness are not inherently good things, especially when viewed through a historic window ...