The first known entry of soybeans into North America, and the recipe for tofu, from Benjamin Franklin in the 1770s
A short history of the rise and fall of the ice industry in 19th century America
A brief piece on the political backlashes against coffee in Early Modern history
A review of a new dissertation on school lunches: Eating to Learn, Learning to Eat: School Meals and Nutrition Policy in the United States, 1900-1946,by Andrew R. Ruis (UW 2011).
Where can you eat your way around the world in one evening? The International Food and Culture Fair! PSU International students will offer tastes from their native cuisines as well as performances of music and dance. Students, faculty/staff and the community are invited! The Food & Culture Fair is an event hosted by the International Student Association and International Programs and Services Office every spring.Event: Food & Culture FairDate: Saturday, March 10thTime: 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.Place: Memorial Auditorium, 503 N. Pine, Pittsburg, KSCost: Entrance Fee is $1, Children under 12 free. Tickets for food purchased separately (each food sample $1 – $1.50). Tickets available at the door.Please click on the following link for details:http://www.pittstate.edu/office/international/documents/Food%26CultureFair2012.jpg
A political, cultural, and technological history of white bread in America
A nice discussion of Jamie Oliver’s food culture and history shows discussing the migration of foods and people in Great Britain and other places.
Heather Richardson tries to verify a common story, and fails. It happens!
A quick look at the disruption in English cuisine that came from WWI and WWII
NYTimes has a wonderful chart showing how stable our meat consumption was for the first half of the 20th century, and how unstable it’s been for the last sixty years.