Jane Levi: “Food is so much in the present – experienced through the senses, absorbed into every human being – that it must be an equally important part of the past. I believe that thinking about its history, or using food as ‘an object to think with’, can tell us a huge amount about culture, events, taste and daily life.” Dr Jane Levi is a cultural historian who writes about food and utopianism. She is the guest curator of Feeding the 400, a special exhibition based on her original research for the Foundling Museum, London (September 2016 - January 2017) and a visiting research fellow at King's College London. As 'Silphium Food' she consults on various art and food related projects, and writes on various aspects of food and culture, including for Borough Market. She is currently working on a co-authored book on Food, Politics & Society with colleagues at Birkbeck for University of California Press and is collaborating on Edible Utopia, a project centred on participative growing, cooking and eating in central London. Jane believes that her work is all about the fun of the chase for meaning as it relates to the history and culture of food.