The Strange Death of the Melon Baller
Bee Wilson’s history of the fork—and other kitchen appurtenances—shows us that we are how we eat as well as what we eat. Culinary tools have reflected cultural dispositions in surprising ways, and continue to do so to this very day.
The history of milk—from sacred nourishment to taboo drink to our modern, dairy-saturated abundance.
Bee Wilson’s history of food frauds teaches a lesson: Caveat comesor.
We’ve been what we’ve eaten, evidently, for some ten millennia.