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Lunchbox/Soapbox: Stephanie Alexander – A Dietary Call to Arms

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What has happened to the family table? There is no greater pleasure than eating delicious, fresh food yet more than 25% of Australian children suffer from diet-related problems. This is a look into practical solutions to help a new generation learn to appreciate the joys of fresh, simply-prepared food. Pack your lunchbox carefully for this exploration of how instilling an appreciation of food – from the kitchen garden to the plate – might save our society and save our kids.


Lunchbox/Soapbox is a simple idea; an old-fashioned Speakers’ Corner in the middle of the city, in the middle of the day.

At the Wheeler Centre we’re keen to showcase our writers as thinkers and as artists, as people with passions and peccadilloes. So we’ve come up with Lunchbox/Soapbox: a weekly space for them to sound off on a topic of their choice. Think of it as a 20-minute piece of polemic to give lunching CBD folk something to chew on.

The themes will be idiosyncratic: from pop-cultural analysis to high cultural criticism; from political grandstanding to personal mischief-making. But they’ll all be thought-provoking. Bring your lunch along to this bite-sized session.

Featuring

Stephanie Alexander

Stephanie Alexander AO is regarded as one of Australia’s great food educators. Her reputation has been earned through her thirty years as an owner-chef in several restaurants, as the author of 14 influential books and hundreds of articles about food matters, and for her groundbreaking wor... Read more

Location

The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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