Pete Brown

Key Takeaways:

Exploring the connection between hand and head as it relates to craft and how we are rediscovering a connection with physical activities like gardening, exercise, baking, etc.

Experiencing human connection on a micro-level and returning to a more intimate / local relationship that we are historically more used to and better suited for

In our busy world and our social lives, we suppress things we’re ashamed of, embarrassed by or regret. But the way to come through it is to face it down

The lack of physical contact is so difficult; ‘all I want to do is hug people’

The cultural importance of the British pub can’t be overstated and Zoom calls with our mates aren’t a substitution for going down to the pub; ’what’s the point of going to the pub if they’re only letting three people in at a time?’



Pete Brown is a British author, journalist, broadcaster and consultant specialising in food and drink, especially the fun parts like beer, pubs, cider, bacon rolls and fish and chips.

Across ten books, his broad, fresh approach takes in social history, cultural commentary, travel writing, personal discovery and natural history, and his words are always delivered with the warmth and wit you’d expect from a great night down the pub.

He writes for newspapers and magazines around the world and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme. He was named British Beer Writer of the Year in 2009, 2012 and 2016, has won three Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards, and has been shortlisted twice for the Andre Simon Awards. Pete is Chair of the British Guild of Beer Writers.

He lives in London with his wife Liz, and dog Mildred.

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