Rachel Laudan

A Historian's Take on Food and Food Politics


Adventures, Mainly Culinary

A Kipper for Breakfast

You might not know it from this blog, but I love cooking and eating as well as thinking about cooking and eating. To prove that I am not totally cerebral about food, and to preface a post I am preparing… Continue Reading →

My Attempt to Understand Irish Food History 1: Country House Cuisine

“Visiting Ireland . . .  is complex,” said John Mulcahey of Fáilte Ireland (the National Tourist Development Authority) during his paper on food and Irish tourism at the Third Dublin Gastronomy Symposium that took place at the beginning of June… Continue Reading →

The Indispensable Culinary Middlemen and Women

“I think we’ll use your handout in our staff training sessions,” said one of Rick Bayless’ team, without so much as a “by your leave.”  Or a “may we?” “Hmm,” I thought, “that’s not right.” This was in the mid… Continue Reading →

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