Rachel Laudan

A Historian's Take on Food and Food Politics

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Gone Fishing: From West Africa to Scandinavia and Back

  OK. Here goes with a post that is nerdy beyond belief. I love nerdy. Drying fish so that it lasts and lasts instead of going bad is one of the great accomplishments in food history. From no later than… Continue Reading →

The Red Brick Fish of Dublin

Pull up images of Dublin and you are apt to see the elegant white Georgian squares and government buildings. Very lovely they are too. ┬áIt’s something of a relief, though, to leave this behind for the red brick workaday buildings… 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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