“Julian Baggini has that rare but wonderful gift of being able to be at once profound and highly entertaining.”
Alexander McCall Smith
Chairperson: Gerry Godley
Julian Baggini is one of the most celebrated popular philosophers in Britain. Through a series of acclaimed books like The Pig that Wants to be Eaten, Baggini has perfected the art of exploring complex philosophical ideas in lucid and entertaining prose. His new book, The Virtues of the Table, aims to transform our relationship with food by upending some of our most deeply cherished beliefs. Do ethical labels actually work? Why should we celebrate traditional recipes? And what difference does it make to our pleasure if we cook a dish ourselves?
Chaired by Gerry Godley, The Virtues of the Table explores what our appetites have to teach us about our relationship to the natural world, to each other and to ourselves. Joining Baggini to provide an Irish perspective are Catherine Cleary, food critic for The Irish Times, and Catherine Fulvio, award-winning author, cookery tutor and TV chef.