Eating with Hedonism or Morals?: Aesthetics & Ethics From Vegetarianism to Cannibalism


Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lector, especially the television incarnation, is an expert chef, serving food at the triple Michelin Star level. He is also the consummate villain of the modern age, and the dishes he creates are the height of evil. 

Join me for this talk on the difficult position we are put in by one of the most charismatic villains ever created as we look at vegetarianism, ethical farming, locally sourced foods, New York City restaurant culture, 19th century painting, and ultimately the relationship between our natural impulses toward hedonism and a love of beauty on the one side -- and our desire to live a good life on the other. 


Recommended reading from Penguin Press:

The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food by Dan Barber

Not since Michael Pollan has such a powerful storyteller emerged to reform American food.” —The Washington Post




Location: Blue Apron - Flatiron

40 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

"Blue Apron provides a lifestyle upgrade, granting subscribers access to well-balanced meals without the stress of meal planning. It's the joy of cooking distilled to its essence...Its team of recipe developers works with farms months in advance, creating a planting schedule that best suits their soil..." - Eater




Interdisciplinary Learning with the Best Professors


Think Olio is not about learning a new skill or adding credentials to your resume. It is about getting together with other people and expanding our worldview. It exists as a conduit for fruitful discussions, a dissent from the regurgitation of facts, and an embrace of new perspectives.


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Other upcoming Olios


Mar 27

Urban Development: From Reconstruction to Gentrification

Taught by Lauren Hudson
7:30 p.m. at Berg'n

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Mar 28

Catfishing: The Artist as Trickster in Factual Fictions

Taught by Ted Barrow
7:30 p.m. at Blender Workspace

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Mar 29

Self-Love or Narcissism?

Taught by Skye Cleary
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Mar 30

Scenius Summit 2019: Apiary Book Launch

Taught by No Professor Weekend
noon at OlioHouse | Wassaic, NY

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Apr 5

OlioMuse | Beethoven's Minor Mood

Taught by Gil Harel
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Apr 7

Olio Breakfast Club | Death & Bagels on a Sunday Morning

Taught by Jeanne Proust
10:30 a.m. at North 3rd St. Market - Williamsburg

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Apr 9

Madame(s) X: Muses, Makers, & Shifting Identities

Taught by Ted Barrow
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Apr 13

OlioHouse | Music & The Feast for Senses

Taught by Whitney George
noon at OlioHouse | Wassaic, NY

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Apr 23

The Death of Art, The Rise of Image

Taught by Vishwa Adluri
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Apr 27

OlioHouse | Found Poetry: Composting Words

Taught by Heather O'Neill
noon at OlioHouse | Wassaic, NY

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May 29

Composing Beauty: Mapplethorpe’s Quest for Perfection

Taught by Jeanne Proust
7 p.m. at BAM Fisher

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