The launch of De Hongerige Stad was exhausting; I don’t think I have ever done as much talking over a three-day period! But it was worth it. I had some wonderful conversations with Dutch journalists, whom I found to be remarkably clued up about issues surrounding food. I was given this wonderful room in De Balie, a famous debating hall in Amsterdam, for the day; it was a great space in which to talk and think! In fact it was sitting at this table, trying to answer a particularly knotty question, that I realised that I am going to have to write another book.
My Dutch publishers Nai have kindly had some of my interviews translated into English, and here they are: