Jennifer Hewett
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Food for Thought
They Were What They Ate

How much does the contents of one’s plate reflect the content of one’s character? One new book argues: quite a lot.

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.

Milky Ways

The history of milk—from sacred nourishment to taboo drink to our modern, dairy-saturated abundance.

The Logical Insanity of Theodor Geisel

A new life of Dr. Seuss, American icon.

Factory Fresh?

Bee Wilson’s history of food frauds teaches a lesson: Caveat comesor.

Hail the Hamburger!

The surprising history of America’s gastronomical icon.

Fast Food

We’ve been what we’ve eaten, evidently, for some ten millennia.

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