Rachel Laudan

A Historian's Take on Food and Food Politics

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Modern Food

I’m a Happy Food Waster

  Food waste is so often presented in moral terms. It’s bad, even a sin, to waste food. This is a terrible way to frame the issue. Waste versus non-waste is not bad versus good.  It’s a decision about what… 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 →

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 →

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