Tea in Transition: Unpacking London's Cafe Culture with Jonathan Nunn and Isaac Rangaswami
Join two of London's foremost food writers and culinary cartographers in a celebration of tea.
As one of the world's most ubiquitously consumed goods, tea tells a story of globalisation and colonialism, and has served as the fuel for centuries of political discourse. But it is also an enduring symbol of hospitality and welcome, both a luxury good and one of the most accessible drinks. Through tea we can track the social history of the city.
In an evening conversation hosted at the world's most famous tea clipper, Jonathan Nunn and Isaac Rangaswami dive into tea, charting changes in the cafe culture of contemporary London, and what these reveal about the evolving spatial politics of the city.
Benugo will be open from 18:00 until 21:00 with soft and alcoholic drinks, and of course, teas, available to purchase throughout the evening.
About the speakers
Jonathan Nunn is a food and city writer from London, who has worked in the tea industry for over ten years. He is also the founder and co-editor of Vittles, an online magazine that publishes new food and culture writing.
Isaac Rangaswami is a writer based in London. He started the Instagram page @caffs_not_cafes in 2019, as a way to draw attention to London’s most beautiful, historical caffs. Since then, he’s written for publications like Vittles, Eater London, the Guardian and more.
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