Rachel Laudan

A Historian's Take on Food and Food Politics



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.  It’s something of a relief, though, to leave this behind for the red brick workaday buildings… Continue Reading →

Vegetables, A Made-Up Category? And So?

A post from Slate is flying round the web.  Vegetables are a made-up category, the author Benjamin Phelan, a writer living in Louisville, suggests, because they do not belong to a single (biological) botanical group.  And therefore he suggest that… Continue Reading →

British Wants in Fruits and Veg

[The British] want their fruit and veg to be the best quality, available year-round, British but in season, cheap but with growers paid fairly, and ideally produced without any use of pesticides or artificial production methods. Hmm.  I’d like that… Continue Reading →

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