Rachel Laudan

A Historian's Take on Food and Food Politics

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Modern Food

Other People’s Food: Preliminary Thoughts

No one but a fool, particularly a white upper middle class fool, would plunge into the debate swirling around culinary appropriation. I’m that fool.* Like many people, I’ve been trying to get my head straight about culinary appropriation. Culinary appropriation… Continue Reading →

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 →

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