Gastronomic History

Food for thought: Food trivia and history with an international flavour

Gastronomic History

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Just noticed note in previously posted menu: 'organically grown beets and almonds with unpasteurized cream'; a little ahead of its time.

Published on 2015-06-07 18:26:51 GMT

Fascinating look at backlash over a game food commonly eaten not too long ago. . #Wintersonworld #foodsociology

Published on 2014-06-18 23:00:54 GMT

Well written and researched, Rachel Laudan's Cuisine and Empire details the rise/fall of empires and those effects on what we eat today.

Published on 2014-04-29 19:20:34 GMT

Müesli, a creation of Swiss physician Maximilian Bircher-Benner around 1900 is based on a 'strange dish' he had on a hike in the Alps.

Published on 2014-04-24 18:59:47 GMT

Spatchcock chicken on the menu for dinner tonight: an 18th cent. term for removing the backbone of poultry and flattening to roast evenly.

Published on 2014-04-22 00:49:59 GMT

Retweeted A12 mole (@a12mole): 8pm channel 4 food unwrapped with @jimmysfarm & @a12mole .Why isnt rabbit in our supermarkets. #healthymeat #rabbit #localfood

Published on 2014-04-21 19:05:22 GMT

Injera: an Ethiopian sourdough flat bread of teff, Eragrostis tef. The grains are small and require less fuel to cook than quinoa or millet.

Published on 2014-04-19 20:43:15 GMT

Two crops in today's news have been decimated by disease and/or bad weather: limes and bananas. Monoculture is not good for for us.

Published on 2014-04-14 23:19:19 GMT

Since 1931, Switzerland also has its answer to yeast or beef paste: Cenovis. It's added to sausages, sandwiches, etc. It comes in a tube.

Published on 2014-04-06 21:04:33 GMT

UK cupboard staple, Bovril, was first called Johnston's Fluid Beef. It was created by a Scot, living in Canada, for Napoleon III's army.

Published on 2014-04-06 20:56:44 GMT

St. Damian: God...has provided man with natural forks–his is an insult to [use] artificial metallic forks for them when eating.