‘The Way We Eat Now’ Untangles the Confusing World of Modern Eating
Bee Wilson's new book is a rigorous look at the global and economic forces that shape how we feed ourselves.
This Chef Is Making Civil War-Era Cuisine to Uncover American Food’s Real Roots
"Our history is carnage. A lot of that can be seen in the food. It’s food as carnage.”
This Is What 5,000-Year-Old Ancient Egyptian Beer Tastes Like
In a new project from the British Museum, food historian Tasha Marks joined forces with AlphaBeta brewery to accurately recreate the beer drunk by Ancient Egyptians.
Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor Is the Unsung Godmother of American Food Writing
'Vibration Cooking' was a landmark cookbook. But the culinary pioneer has yet to get her due.
This Book Explores the Eating Habits of Famous Female Historical Figures
Food historian Laura Shapiro’s new book examines the relationships notable women including Eleanor Roosevelt, Eva Braun, and Helen Gurley Brown had with food.
An Edible History of Refrigeration
As part of an exhibition on electricity at the Wellcome Collection museum in London, food designers Josh Pollen and Mike Knowlden have created a five-course meal charting how our ability to keep food cool has changed the way we eat.
Chinese Fortune Cookies Aren’t Actually Chinese
But they do reveal a lot about the history of Chinese food in America. Pretty impressive for a tasteless biscuit.
This Artist Is Recreating an 18th Century Kitchen with Bottled Scents
As part of the recent restoration of a Georgian kitchen at Sir John Soane’s Museum in London, food historian Tasha Marks has created “scent chambers” to evoke its edible history.
This Photographer Is Documenting Britain’s Hidden Caribbean Food History
Riaz Phillips has spent the last year spent travelling around England, armed with a notepad and a camera, visiting Caribbean bakeries, takeaways, and cafes to document the food and people behind them.
A Massive, 2,000-Year-Old Chunk of Butter Has Been Unearthed from a Bog
Conway found a 22-pound chunk of butter, that is estimated it to be over 2,000 years old.