Rachel Laudan

A Historian's Take on Food and Food Politics

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Food History

Gone Fishing: From West Africa to Scandinavia and Back

  OK. Here goes with a post that is nerdy beyond belief. I love nerdy. Drying fish so that it lasts and lasts instead of going bad is one of the great accomplishments in food history. From no later than… Continue Reading →

So You’ve Settled Some Land, Now How Do You Make A Go Of It? Lampasas and San Saba, Texas

I’ve moved around a lot in my life.  After a couple of years in a new place learning the basics, I get the urge to explore around, to fill in what seem like blank spaces lacking history, lacking interest.  That’s… Continue Reading →

Thoughts on “This Tiny Little Country Feeds the World.”

“This tiny little country feeds the world” is the title of an article in the September 2017 issue of National Geographic.Fascinating and highly recommended. Reader beware, though! “Feeding the world” in popular speech means producing enough agricultural products to feed… Continue Reading →

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