Rachel Laudan

A Historian's Take on Food and Food Politics


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My 2016 Books on Food History and Politics

Some time ago, I read a blog post, I think by the expert on Vietnamese food Andrea Nguyen, which simply listed the cookbooks her friends had published that year. I thought it an excellent idea.  The “ten best” lists that… Continue Reading →

Discrimination: Using the Not-So-Simple Grindstone to Make Multiple Maize Dishes

Sometimes it is suggested that the poor are so absorbed by simply getting enough to eat that, unlike the rich, they have little discrimination where the taste of their food is concerned. This has always bothered me. Consider those who… Continue Reading →

Notes and Queries: Dishwasher (Human), Anglo-Saxon Spelt, Shave Ice, Plantain Recipes, Cricket Flour, and San Pascual.

  Local, dishwasher, anger, containers, hands and more essays by Peter Hertzmann.  Fresh ideas, tight writing, three cheers and more. Enjoy the rest of his site too. When the Romans left Britain, did the Anglo-Saxons reject spelt wheat in favor… Continue Reading →

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