From Monster Soup to Spam Fritters, this historical lecture is an era-straddling journey that will stop off at an Elizabethan, Victorian and mid-21st century Thames. Join award-winning food historian Tasha Marks as we sip, sniff and discuss some of the flavours, ingredients and recipes of each era: from the story of Saffron Hill to the foodscape of the post-war period. Join us for a taste of history and an olfactory adventure.
AVM Curiosities has been exploring the relationship between art and food through a series of high-calibre events and edible interventions since 2011. Founded by award-winning food historian Tasha Marks (Grey Goose Iconoclast of Taste 2013, Selfridges Bright Young Thing 2013 and Young British Foodie 2013) AVM Curiosities champions the use of food as an artistic medium, with projects ranging from museum-style exhibitions and sculptural installations to interactive lectures and limited-edition confectionary.
Previous patrons have included the Royal Academy of Art, Victoria & Albert Museum, The National Trust and Selfridges.
Press: as seen in The Week (at the V&A), The Telegraph (at Kensington Palace) and Soho House Magazine.