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Hard Things To Talk About

Bring your danger to dinner.

Some things are just really hard to talk about. They’re challenging, awkward or taboo, so we've decided they're not fit for the dinner table. But what would happen if we changed all that? What would happen if we brought some danger to dinner and things got real all of a sudden?

Hard Things To Talk About is a new dinner series doing just that.

We're inviting you to dinner to feast like never before and explore what we really think about the big things in life we rarely talk about. 

August's menu was an immersive exploration of bias brought to life with a five course menu by the much-loved (and much-lauded) chef O Tama Carey, previously of Berta and Time Out's Chef of the Year in 2014.

The story was told through the food, with inputs from The Ethics Centre's John Neil and science communicator and ABC News journalist Wendy Zukerman exploring the evolutionary basis for our biases.

We like to think we’re risk takers and we’re open to the new, but it is often a subtle challenge that reveals our own quiet biases. How do our biases form? Are they ever good? How do we break them down and open ourselves up to the unknown? Or are we just hardwired to reject? 

Bias – Against the Grain was hosted at Cafe Paci in Darlinghurst on Sunday 30 August and Monday 31 August.