Rachel Laudan

A Historian's Take on Food and Food Politics

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Taste

10 Reasons Why Fish Has Been So Suspect as Food

Following up on my kipper post, I want to turn to questions I’ve been asked about fish, particularly about why the Irish could not substitute fish for potatoes during the Famine. Rather than answer that directly, it’s worth remembering that… Continue Reading →

A Kipper for Breakfast

You might not know it from this blog, but I love cooking and eating as well as thinking about cooking and eating. To prove that I am not totally cerebral about food, and to preface a post I am preparing… 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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