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Wurst Practice 2014: A group of German sausage manufacturers finds itself in hot water this week after a scheme to fix the...
Going Hungry 2014: A Salt Lake City elementary school took food from the mouths of babes this week: concerned about parents not...
You Won’t Believe It’s Not Butter 2014: A fear of trans fats and aggressive lobbying by the dairy industry has resulted in a butter comeback, particularly...
On the Half-Shell 2013: A New York City high school is aiming to turn the Bronx River, once thought to be polluted beyond...
Last Meals by Brent Cunningham
The World in Time: What’s for Dinner? Lewis Lapham talks with William Sitwell about his book, A History of Food in 100 Recipes.
Scavenger Hunt c. 1890 / San Joaquin Valley
They Eat Horses, Don’t They? 2013: French and British authorities are under pressure from consumers to punish a retailer they say sold beef mixed with...
From Zoo to Table c. 1871 / Paris
Factory Farm c. 1880 / Crow Butte
Plutarch & Henry David Thoreau Vegetarian Options
Taste Test 1526 / Agra
The Demon Rum 2011: Rum, once part of the balanced diet of a sailor in the British Royal Navy, has for years...
Conspicuous Consumption 2011: If you have a little extra cash lying around, Takashimaya Co. will gladly take it off your hands. In...
LQ Podcast 17: Jason Goodwin We talk with novelist Jason Goodwin about Turkish food, the delights of eating in the Ottoman empire, and his series of historical mystery novels, with their main character, the eunuch investigator Yashim, solving crimes and cooking his way through nineteenth-century Istanbul.
The Midas Touch by Lewis H. Lapham
Blood-Bought Luxuries c. 1830 / Maryland
Breakfast of Champions 1979 / Texas
The Road to Ten Billion 2011: Although the Earth’s population has long been expected to hold steady at around 9 billion. The New York Times...
To Preserve the Nation 1729 / Dublin
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