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Food History Reading List

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On April 28, 2016
Backlist has published an excellent food history reading list for those of you interested in those sorts of things. I did a labor history reading list for them a few months ago. These are good lists and excellent primers for smart readers like you who want to read more history and support the efforts of […]

Oysters

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On April 9, 2016

Delicious and interesting! Life isn’t easy for a tiny baby oyster. Because they are so small and defenseless without a fully formed shell, oyster babies are often gobbled up by other marine life

On Peeps

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On March 25, 2016

It’s always good to have a union-based holiday. So here’s a list of union-made candy, usefully provided by UFCW. Support your brothers and sisters by shopping union-made this Easter! pic.t

What’s For Dessert?

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On March 21, 2016
Forget about what’s for dinner. What’s for dessert? Horror has a face… and you must make a friend of horror. (via https://t.co/5V6P52pN5h) pic.twitter.com/4xNnsTvaX6 — 70s Dinner Party (@70s_party) March 21, 2016 The major advantage of this recipe is upsetting ProgressiveLiberal. Otherwise, it’s all down side. Also, I guess I know why Montana is not a […]

African Influences

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On February 18, 2016

This very interesting profile of the culinary scholar Michael Twitty reinforces one key point for any reader–that African influences on the United States are basically still ignored. African-Ame

Know Your Enemy

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On February 17, 2016

It’s always nice when your enemies lay out the terms of engagement so starkly. I am naturally enough talking about defenders of ketchup. I will cling to my gigantic Heinz ketchup until the end.

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The Pull of Pollo

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On February 8, 2016
I don’t listen to a lot of podcasts, but one that I do like is Gravy, the podcast of the Southern Foodways Alliance. This podcast on how the chicken industry has utterly transformed Springdale, Arkansas, turning it from one of the state’s whitest towns into the state’s most diverse town. This is because the poultry […]
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Ag-Gag

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On January 20, 2016
One of the most pernicious right-wing goals, and I know the competition for this title is really stiff, are the so-called ag-gag bills agribusiness are pushing in the states. These bills would make it illegal to record evidence of what happens inside food factories, such as slaughterhouses. Those filming or recording audio or having this […]
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