Rachel Laudan

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Five Takeaways from Food Tech for Social Good, Austin Startup Week

Yesterday I made a rare sortie into downtown Austin to attend a “Food Tech for Social Good,” one of many, many events during session Austin Startup Week. Joi Chevalier of the Cook’s Nook, Austin’s first culinary incubator, with her background… Continue Reading →

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 →

This Land is Your Land: Or Is It? 19th Century Land Transfers in Texas and Hawaii

“This land is your land, this land is my land . . . this land was made for you and me.” I loved singing this song, without ever thinking much about what it meant or really listening to all the… Continue Reading →

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