Articles tagged food history

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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Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

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"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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