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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Eating To Extinction


An evening with Dan Saladino and his new book Eating to Extinction. Followed by a wild foraged and hyper-local menu from 42 Acres.

About this event

An evening with writer and journalist Dan Saladino, who will be reading extracts and in conversation about his new book Eating to Extinction. Followed by an autumnal menu from 42 Acres of wild medicinal foods, biodynamic vegetables, unique artisan produce and drinks. This is an opportunity to experience our own very unique hyper local food culture where each ingredient tells a story and brings to light the importance of protecting our local biodiversity.

In this captivating and wide-ranging book, Dan Saladino spans the globe to uncover the stories of these foods. He meets the pioneering farmers, scientists, cooks, food producers and indigenous communities who are preserving food traditions and fighting for change. All human history is woven through these stories, from the first great migrations to the slave trade to the refugee crisis today.

Eating to Extinction is about so much more than preserving the past. Eating to Extinction reveals a world at a crisis point: the future of our planet depends on reclaiming genetic biodiversity before it is too late.

Copies of Eating to Extinction will be on sale by Hunting Raven Bookstore at the event.


What's Included

Delicious hyper-local, wild and organic dinner from 42 Acres
*Drinks are not included but will be available to purchase

About the host

Dan Saladino

Dan Saladino is a journalist and broadcaster. He makes programmes about food for BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service. His work has been recognised by the Guild of Food Writers Awards, the Fortnum and Mason Food and Drink Awards, and in America by the James Beard Foundation. Eating to Extinction was awarded the 2019 Jane Grigson Trust Award. He lives in Cheltenham but his roots are Sicilian.


Eating To Extinction


Thursday, December 16, 2021

6:00 pm


Thursday, December 16, 2021

9:30 pm


Dan Saladino


Silk Mill Studio, Merchants barton, Saxonvale, Frome, BA11 1PT


Price options available on ticket page




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