Rachel Laudan

A Historian's Take on Food and Food Politics

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Food History

Other People’s Food: No Thank You!

Thanks for the many comments on my last blog post, both on the blog and on social media.  It’s wonderful to have so many ideas, perspectives, facts, and anecdotes, many of which I hope to incorporate (with attribution of course) in… Continue Reading →

How to Buy a Metate (Simple Grindstone) in the United States

The question readers of my blog ask most frequently is “Where in the United States can I buy a metate (the shaped stone slabs on which Mexican women traditionally ground maize and other foodstuffs)?” Or, to be picky, the grindstone… Continue Reading →

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 →

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