Homepage image: Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Allegory of The Effects of Good Government (1338). Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy. Wikimedia Commons / Carolyn Steel. Sitopia definition: adaptation of the definition of 'Utopia' from The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English (Oxford, 1984) used by permission of Oxford University Press. 

Sitopia: Seeing the World Through Food A film by Crossway

Hungry City book chapters:

1: The Hay Harvest at Lockinge, Berks, 1905. Photograph from John Higgs, The Land, Readers Union, 1965.  

2: Milk Churns arriving at Paddington Station, 1926. The National Archives. 

3: Joachim Beuckelaer, Market Woman with Fruit, Vegetables and Poultry (1564) Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Kassel

4: Cooking in a small country kitchen, photograph from Christine Frederick, Household Engineering, 1915.

5: Detail of a place set at a form dinner table of a great house. Photograph from Emily Post: Etiquette in Society, Business, in Politics and at Home, 1922

6: The Thames Embankment under construction. Detail of engraving from the Illustrated London News, 1867.(Courtesy of ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library)

7: Arup, Dongtan Eco-City, aerial view of South Village (2007) (courtesy of Arup)

Sitopia book chapters:

1: Albrecht Dürer, Adam and Eve (1504), The Met, New York (public domain)

2: Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Land of Cockaigne (1567), Alte Pinakothek, Munich (© M455JG; Art Library, Mr John Harper /

Alamy Stock Photo)

3: Anonymous, Family eating their midday meal at home (1946) (© Walter Sanders / The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)

4: Anonymous, Les Halles, Paris (c. 1900) (© Culture Club / Getty Images)

5: Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (1411–1416), Musée Condé, Chantilly (© MMGYAD; The Picture Art Collection, Paul Fearn / Alamy Stock Photo)

6: Excavated Apple Tree with Roots (1970s), East Malling Research Station, Kent (courtesy of NIAB EMR)

7: Juan Sánchez Cotán, Still Life with Game, Vegetables and Fruit (1602), Prado, Madrid (© Photographic Archive Museo Nacional del Prado)


An Allegory of Sitopia (2019) by Miriam Escofet

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