Restaurant critic Tim Hayward has been writing about food for the FT for years. He also owns a bakery in Cambridge. So when a friend accused him of being a glutton, his reaction was: “Of course I’m a glutton! Do people still think that’s a bad thing?” Today Tim is on the podcast to share his thoughts on how we came to see food through a moral lens. What does it mean to be a glutton in the age of Ozempic? How do we let ourselves enjoy food? And how can we stop judging each other, while acknowledging that some eating habits can be bad for your health?


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Links (all FT links get you past the paywall):

– Tim’s column on gluttony:

– Another recent column: ‘Should you ever go back to a favourite restaurant?”

– Tim’s most recent restaurant review on Cafe Kitty in London:

– Susan Sontag’s ‘Notes on Camp’:

– Tim is on Instagram at @timhayward


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