Rachel Laudan

A Historian's Take on Food and Food Politics



The Art of Making Bread in the Stone Age

I thought it was about time I had a new header more appropriate for a historian.  And since I enjoy collecting and dissecting pictures of people grinding grains, I’ve put up this engraving entitled “L’art du fair pain à l’âge… Continue Reading →

Bread first or beer first? A bad question

Which came first, bread or beer? The very possibility that we brewed beer before we baked bread sounds–well–it sounds sexy.  How titillating to think that people rushed to make something intoxicating.  How mind bending to think that farming was all… Continue Reading →

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