The Secret History of Food | Matt Siegel


History Book Festival Presents Matt Siegel | The Secret History of Food
In collaboration with the History Book Festival, join us for a talk with Matt Siegel, author of The Secret History of Food: Strange but True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat, an offering of the 2021 virtual History Book Festival. Joining Siegel in conversation is Nancy Staisey, member of the Historic Lewes Farmers Market Advisory Board.

These days, what and where we eat says as much about us as the clothes we wear or the places we live, and social media has allowed us to share our private food experiences as never before. But this fixation is not new. “As a species, we’re hardwired to obsess over food,” says author Matt Siegel. In this entertaining exploration of the historical, cultural, scientific, sexual, and culinary subcultures of this most essential part of life, Siegel sets out to uncover “the hidden side of everything we put in our mouths.”

Matt Siegel has written about food and culture for The AtlanticThe Paris Review, and other publications. Previously an English professor, he now writes full-time and consults with brands in the food and beverage industries.  

We invite you to support the author by purchasing copy of their book from Browseabout Books. Call-in orders are accepted at (302) 226-2665 or you can stop by the store to purchase a copy. For store hours, please visit their website. Each copy purchased comes with a signed bookplate.

This event is co-sponsored by the Historic Lewes Farmers Market.

NOTE: this meeting is being conducted through Zoom. You MUST REGISTER to receive instructions for joining the meeting.

If you have need assistance with registration or getting your Zoom invitation, please email the History Book Festival.

Basic written instructions for using Zoom may be found here and a brief video tutorial may be found here. Closed captioning is available for this session. Information on enabling closed captioning in Zoom may be found here.

This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Event address: 
133 Rehoboth Ave.
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971