This Food Thing
This Food Thing
May 23, 2022
Hungry City and Sitopia - How to Feed and Save the World with Carolyn Steel
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Carolyn Steel is a leading thinker on food and cities; she was hailed by The Ecologist Magazine as a, ‘21st Century Visionary.”

Carolyn was brought up in a family who celebrated food at every opportunity. Her grandparents ran a country house hotel and Carolyn spent endless weekends in the kitchen behind the scenes fascinated with everything, food.

She says, “Food is pure love. A love affair! I always get very excited when I’m hungry because I know it’s time to eat again.”

Carolyn, initially, trained as an architect but when she learnt to view a “city” through the lens of food her work finally made sense. Her original book “Hungry City” explores how to feed a city and her follow up; “Sitopia” is about how food can save the world.

Carolyn’s passion is based on how our society values food, or not. How it shapes our world, what that means and what we can do with that idea.

Tune in to hear much more with the inspirational Carolyn Steel - she’s my choice for Prime Minister, President and Saviour of the Natural World and... The Universe.


  • [09:00] - Childhood at the hotel 
  • [21:00] - Social Reform
  • [28:00] - Valuing Food
  • [37:08] - Sitopia


Carolyn’s Twitter: @carolynsteel

Carolyn’s Website:


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