Articles tagged food history

‘Tastes Like Chicken’ Will Have You Wanting Seconds

All the great information in Emelyn Rude's Tastes Like Chicken is distractingly indulgent and at times appears to lack direction.

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The Edible Series Offers Up Delectable Food for Thought

What do doughnuts, lamb, sausage and water all share? A fraught and fascinating cultural history.

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Consider, If You Will, the Pig

Mark Essig's Lesser Beasts is an edifying, surprising, and sometimes sad history of the other white meat.

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Stealing a Glance at Food History with Raymond Sokolov’s ‘Steal the Menu’

Raymond Sokolov details the history of contemporary cuisine over the past 40 years. But while to him best dishes are the simplest ones, his simplistic approach to memoir writing could use more 'salt'.

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The Food of a Younger Land by Mark Kurlansky

This vast project put hundreds of writers to work penning poems, describing barbecues, interviewing American Indians and taking down recipes for everything from soup to nuts, quite literally.

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Fresh: A Perishable History by Susanne Freidberg

Is it a good thing to have a refrigerator full of produce we call “fresh” even after it has been sitting around in climate controlled storage for days or even weeks?

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My Kitchen Wars by Betty Fussell

This book is as much about the choices, burdens, sexual mores, and societal expectations that faced women during the last century as it is about food.

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In Defense of the Infinite Universe in 'No Man's Sky'

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"The common cries of disappointment that surround No Man’s Sky stem from the exciting idea of an infinite universe clashing with the harsh reality of an infinite universe.

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