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