Mikey Robins - Seven Deadly Sins and One Very Naughty Fruit
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
Tickets available until 07 November 2018 6:00 PM
This event commences at 6.30pm. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname.
Join Mikey Robins for the launch of Seven Deadly Sins and One Very Naughty Fruit.
A fascinating, funny and downright bizarre survey of culinary oddities by one of Australia’s best-loved comedians.
In this irreverent romp through the history of food via the Seven Deadly Sins, Mikey Robins uncovers the most bizarre food-related stories of all time. From the Ancient Egyptians to the Romans, from the medieval monarchs to the first celebrity chefs, our ancestors have left their mark on our habits and social mores, our plates and palates, telling us one truth above all: wherever there is food there is folly.
On the topic of GLUTTONY, Mikey exposes our obsession with outlandish overconsumption. PRIDEreveals some of the most arrogant dinner hosts in history, and how the once humble chef has now achieved rock-god status. LUSTsheds light on our aphrodisiac fixations and the most desired foods in history. SLOTHcharts the shocking rise of fast food and the accidental invention of the microwave. WRATH tells of sausage duels and poisonous spite, while GREED will make you blush at the indulgences of the rich and famous. And who hasn’t experienced ENVY when your dining companion’s plate sings while yours sputters?
Mikey Robins is one of Australia’s most well known comedians and broadcasters. He spent seven years as the host of Triple J’s National Breakfast Show before appearing as team leader on the smash hit TV series Good News Week. He has written for The Daily Telegraph, GQ and Men’s Style, and co-authored the books Three Beers and a Chinese Meal (with Helen Razor) and Big Man’s World (with Tony Squires and The Sandman).
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