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When was the last time you felt hungry?

In the first of a new series, philosopher and food lover Julian Baggini casts fresh light on the emotions, sensations and motivations surrounding food and the way we eat. This month, he ponders the problems of plenty

THE KITCHEN PHILOSOPHER

When was the last time your stomach properly grumbled? Not just a bit peckish or impatient for the cooking smells wafting into your nose to turn into actual morsels between your teeth, but feeling uncomfortably in need of nourishment? For most of human history, such gnawing has been all too familiar. For many of us today, it is a rarity.

Gardeners are being reminded of this at the moment – the time of year known as the ‘hungry gap’. Just about anything home grown on our tables this month will come out of a jar preserving last season’s bounty or from the freezer, as the last of the winter crops have already been eaten and the first spring harvest is still weeks away.

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