Being a Beast talks in the UK

Currently scheduled 2016 UK talks are:

9 February: Royal Geographical Society
5 March: Words by the Water Festival
10 April: Oxford Literary Festival
23 April: Bristol Festival of Ideas
5 May: Chipping Campden Literary Festival
22 May: Wood Festival
27 May: Greenwich Literary Festival
8 June: Waterstones, Oxford
11 June: Cheltenham Science Festival
19 June: Wealden Literary Festival
31 July: Port Eliot Literary Festival
3 September: World Explorers’ Summit, Cardiff
11 September: Westhill Farm Project, Oxford
12 September: Future of Wild Europe Conference, University of Leeds
17 September: Oxford Alumni Weekend
22 September: London Salon
24 September: Write on Kew Literary Festival
2 October: Crickhowell Literary Festival
30 October: Wantage Literary Festival
12 November: Bridport Literary Festival


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    Greg Dahlen

    Charles might like my idea about slow eating. So when I was out for a walk I would sometimes want something to chew on, but I didn’t want to go into a store to get it. So I would just walk up to whatever bush I was walking past and take a bite out of a leaf of the bush to eat. But a problem is that many of these leaves are bitter-tasting. What to do? I found the solution was slow eating. So I would hold the bite of leaf in my mouth for a bit. Let my saliva warm and clean it. Ingest whatever juices were on the outside of the leaf. let throat recover. Then I’d break the leaf with my teeth, one break. Ingest whatever juices leaked out. Let throat recover. Break again, ingest, recover. Eating a leaf this way you can handle the bitterness, and actually appreciate some of the other flavors of the leaf. Slow eating I’ve eaten bites of many kinds of flowers. I’ve also eaten live snails, shell and all. It’s the same method. Hold in mouth, allow saliva to warm and clean. Break shell once and slowly ingest whatever comes out. Recover. Break again, slowly ingest, recover. And so on. It is a nice way to explore the world and connect to it by eating it.

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