This webinar will introduce the research field of everyday studies, and explain and illustrate its significance for understanding food systems. It will focus in particular on the phenomenon of disruptions to day-to-day social practice, rhythms and routines, and how people anticipate and prepare for these, in relation to accessing and consuming food. The first half of the webinar will introduce a number of key concepts and ideas associated with the study of everyday life. Then, in the second half, these ideas will be illustrated via a recent, ethnographic case study from Islamabad. It will discuss the ideas of anticipatory logic and everyday foresight, and shows how city residents anticipate, cope with and respond to ongoing disruptions to their food environments.