Lost Feast: Culinary Extinction And The Future Of Food

October 8, 2019|
Lost Feast: Culinary Extinction And The Future Of Food by Lenore Newman
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  • An entertaining book with scholarly chops — but not a scholarly tone — about the foods we have loved to death.
  • Lost Feast includes chapters covering passenger pigeons, megafauna, the dodo, lab-made meat, the loss of 464 varieties of lettuce, and the history of beekeeping.
  • Newman’s debut Speaking in Cod Tongues, received a starred review and praise from Publishers Weekly: “She takes what could have been a bewildering wealth of information and presents it in a straightforward, clear manner with an appealing, conversational tone.”


  • For foodies, natural history buffs, environmentalists.
  • Readers of Michael Pollen.
  • Fans of Anthony Bourdain’s engaging and edgy way of writing about food and travel.

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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.
Title:Lost Feast: Culinary Extinction And The Future Of Food
Product dimensions:312 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.94 in
Shipping dimensions:312 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.94 in
Published:October 8, 2019
Publisher:ECW Press
ISBN - 13:9781770414358

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