Rachel Laudan

A Historian's Take on Food and Food Politics



The Game of Thrones, The Store of Grain, and the Fate of Planet Earth

  Not enough food in the castle?  What’s to be done? A friend sent me a link to a mashable discussion of food shortages as threats to whole communities in Game of Thrones. (I have to admit I have not… Continue Reading →

Why did our ancestors prefer white bread to wholegrains?

A couple of days ago, a reader contacted me to ask me to clarify my post on why our ancestors preferred white bread. I checked the post. It’s been consistently one of my most popular. And it was written in 2011…. Continue Reading →

What Would An Answer to the Question “Why Is American Food So Pervasively Sweet?” Look Like?

  So many commented on my last post on “Why is American Cuisine so Pervasively Sweet?” whether on my site, on Facebook, or on Twitter that I can’t possibly reply individually.  So here’s a composite response.  It’s not in any… Continue Reading →

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