Rachel Laudan

A Historian's Take on Food and Food Politics



What’s the True History of Pizza? Consider Argentina

Yes, the title of this post does verge on clickbait.  In the popular imagination and in a large number of articles and books, the history of pizza is located firmly in Italy, and within Italy in Naples. And if not… Continue Reading →

Do Emigrants Create National (or Regional) Cuisines?

I think in some cases emigrants do create national or regional cuisines. They create them in their new countries. And then they introduce them to their home countries. Not always, of course.  But this pattern of back migration is one… Continue Reading →

Canelons for St Stephen’s Day, December 26th, in Catalonia

Well, if the Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia can tweet my 2012 piece on this “traditional” dish (albeit with the caveat that retweets are not endorsements),  I reckon I can re-post it. Let me say this is not just a… Continue Reading →

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