Food: Bigger Than The Plate

Catherine Flood, May Rosenthal


From urban farming to public feasting and sensuous tableware, and from edible insects to lab-grown meat, the future of food is a hot topic of debate. The need for food systems that are more sustainable, healthy, and fair is recognized as a major global challenge.

Food: Bigger Than The Plate explores the ways in which we can harness our taste buds and edible desires in the fight to meet this challenge. It critiques our broken industrial food system and proposes ways of reassembling the pieces into something more just, biodiverse, and still delicious. Engaging with artists, designers, architects, activists, and food professionals who are examining key activities and relationships throughout the food system, this new book discusses diverse and creative ways to reimagine food waste, supply chains, and social empowerment through the politics and the pleasures of food. Food: Bigger Than The Plate accompanies a major exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Author Bio

Catherine Flood is a Curator in the Word and Image Department at the V&A.

May Rosenthal Sloan is the Exhibition Research Assistant for the Food: Bigger Than The Plate exhibition at the V&A.

Price £25.00
Format Paperback / softback
Publication Date 17 May 2019
Pages 176
Height 250
Width 180
Illustrations 120 col and b/w
Rights Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Central & South America, Caribbean
ISBN-13 9781851779765