Rachel Laudan

A Historian's Take on Food and Food Politics

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Other People’s Food: No Thank You!

Thanks for the many comments on my last blog post, both on the blog and on social media. ┬áIt’s wonderful to have so many┬áideas, perspectives, facts, and anecdotes, many of which I hope to incorporate (with attribution of course) in… Continue Reading →

When is an Easter Bunny not a Bunny? When It’s a Hare

Just before Easter, year after year, pictures of “bunnies” start cropping up on the web.The trouble is many, perhaps most of these images do not show bunnies (rabbits) but hares. Both rabbits and hares (sometimes called jack rabbits in the… Continue Reading →

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 →

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