Rachel Laudan

A Historian's Take on Food and Food Politics

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From Moorish Chicken to Mestizo Chicken

For years I have been playing around with the Islamic contribution to Mexican cuisine.  I was reminded of that during the last couple of days when Carolyn Nadeau spoke at the Invention of Food Conference put on by the Institute… Continue Reading →

A Chicken in Every Back Yard. Really?

The city of Austin is going to help everyone to have a chicken (or several) in their own back yard.  Just sign up for chicken raising classes (free from the city), buy a coop, and get a $75 rebate. The… Continue Reading →

Farming or Gardening? What’s the Difference?

On Sunday 16th April, the Austin American-Statesman, our local paper, featured a story on an ex-banker who has converted “what was once grass into farmland,” describing how on half an acre (half a football field) she has grown 195 types… Continue Reading →

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