Food for Thought: Philosophy in the Kitchen

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In Food for Thought we dive beneath the surface of our conventional way of thinking. Taking dialogue as a starting point, we challenge each other to try on different views, and broaden our perspectives.


7 young adults and 7 philosophers engage each other in a kitchen conversation. The philosophers are expert thinkers in various global thought traditions: from Chinese Daoism to African Ubuntu. What better place to look for answers to crucial life questions than age-old thought traditions from across the globe?


To cope with today's ever-changing world, we need to find different ways to think, and to be. As food is simply the best way to connect, we cook together while reflecting, reframing, and rethinking. We bring philosophy out of academia and onto the kitchen table. We work together, apply abstract concepts in practice, and taste new flavours and ideas.

How do we want to live, how can we better connect to each other, and what can we do to change the state of the world? Let's find out together!


Recent News

Feb 12, 2023

Chiara Robbiano and Sarah Flavel released their book 'Key Concepts in World Philosophies'. It brings together core concepts from philosophies all over the world and includes contributions by several other Food for Thought Philosophers!

Nov 24, 2021

Food Week at! Featuring the series Food for Thought, for all our US and Canadian friends to enjoy!

Oct 2, 2020

The Food for Thought Book is sold out in stores and online! 

A few copies are still available to order directly

Sep 2, 2020

Food for Thought is now back on Dutch TV! Every Sunday in September on NPO2.

Jun 8, 2020

Streaming platforms OVID and Docuseek are now showing Food for Thought in the United States!

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intercultural philosophy