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Five Ways Native American Communities Honor Turkeys

Cyler Conrad , November 23rd, 2021


Ancient Indigenous peoples who lived in what is today the U.S. Southwest carved turkey bones into flutes, such as these from the site of Pecos Pueblo in New…


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The Diet of the Future Is a Menu That Draws From the Ancient Past

Bill Schindler , November 17th, 2021


The author wears an outfit he made using ancient tools, methods, and materials while filming the National Geographic TV show The Great Human Race in Alaska. Brent Meske/Courtesy…


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5 Questions About Eating Like a Human

Daniel Salas , November 9th, 2021


In this free live event, SAPIENS Media and Public Outreach Fellow Yoli Ngandali asks archaeologist, primitive technologist, and chef Bill Schindler about his new book, Eat Like a…


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How Pottery Offers Glimpses Into Ancient Foodways

Carolyn Wilke , September 8th, 2021


[no-caption] The Archaeological Mission in the Sahara This article was originally published at Knowable Magazine and has been republished under Creative Commons. Unearthed from the graves…


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The Resistance and Ingenuity of the Cooks Who Lived in Slavery

Carolyn Wilke , August 26th, 2021


This plate features a traditional meal of fish and provisions (tubers and vegetables) served on the Caribbean island of Dominica. Diane Wallman Garlic sizzles in a big Dutch…


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When the Guinea Pig Goes Gourmet

Gideon Lasco , July 6th, 2021


“Do you eat guinea pig?” I asked Leonardo. We were perusing the menu in a restaurant in Lima, and I wanted to know what my Peruvian friend thought…


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The Macabre and Magical Human-Canine Story

Richard Kemeny , June 29th, 2021


Researchers found this dog skull in a Czech Republic site inhabited by humans some 28,500 years ago, offering a clue to understanding the ancient story of domestication. Mietje…


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A Five Course Degustation for the Changing “Australian” Palette

Matthew Phung , June 6th, 2021


To this day, I love fried Spam and eggs. The crunchy and salty slice of processed mystery meat dipped in just cooked egg yolk is one of my…


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Centavitos Against Food Insecurity: Structural Violence, Charity, and Technical Fixes in Guatemala

Luisa Madrigal Marroquín , June 1st, 2021


On March 23rd, 2021, the 2020 yearly results for the “Gran Cruzada Nacional por la Desnutrición” (Great National Crusade for Malnutrition) were presented in a press conference held…


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The “macrobiotics friends association”: nurturing life amidst chronic disease in Vietnam by Le Hoang Ngoc Yen

Le Hoang Ngoc Yen , April 16th, 2021


“I will never return to that Zone of Death! You too should try to follow this diet to nurture life.” Aunt Minh[i](Fieldwork notes, February 2018) We first met…


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Thesis Review: Ethical Constellations of Muslim Food Practice in Mumbai

kgraf , January 15th, 2021


Photograph: coming soon I’m delighted to post this exciting PhD thesis review, which nicely complements the recently posted review of the book Food, Faith and Gender in South-east…


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Evolutionary Foodprints

Chelsea Horton , January 13th, 2021


*This essay includes a photograph of a replica Paranthropus boisei skull and a replica human skull. New approaches to the dental remains of early hominins and the diets…


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Tasting Independence

Chelsea Horton , January 13th, 2021


Maggi instant noodles are a treasured favorite among India’s young people. Their banning in 2015 conjured youthful memories of rebellion and revealed the uncertainties of our global food…


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Farmer Talk

Chelsea Horton , January 13th, 2021


Facing language problems in Peru’s new coffee economy During a recent trip to the Andean-Amazonian foothills of Southern Peru, I hiked out to a remote corner of the…


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How to Build a Sandwich

Chelsea Horton , January 13th, 2021


A degree in sociocultural anthropology may not be the most obvious background for a food stylist, yet it was a love for hands-on, detailed fieldwork that led me…


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Embodied Taste 

Chelsea Horton , January 13th, 2021


A student-curated exhibition offers an immersive exploration of food and the connections, stories, and memories we consume each time we eat.   Image description: A small, neon yellow…


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Eat, Drink, and Stand in Japan

Chelsea Horton , January 8th, 2021


Japan’s standing bars offer respite from the daily grind with drinks, lively company, and a feast of small dishes. Image description: People walk down a corridor in front…


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From Cocoa Farms to Candy Chutes

Chelsea Horton , January 8th, 2021


The Wonka-fication of chocolate in American society is multiply damaging, increasing cocoa producer vulnerability to COVID-19 and further eliding the inequalities that characterize the value chain. “W…


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People of the Bean

Chelsea Horton , January 8th, 2021


An heirloom bean club brings culinary community and diverse foodways to its legume lovers’ doors. Alubia Blanca, Good Mother Stallard, Vaquero, Eye of the Goat. Four times a…


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Killing the Workers Who Feed Us

Chelsea Horton , January 8th, 2021


Keeping processing lines running at workers’ expense is not only a sign of our pandemic times. The meat and poultry processing industry has long treated workers as disposable….


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The Darker the History, the Sweeter the Truth

Chelsea Horton , January 8th, 2021


How a white identified city struggles to commemorate the Black lives and deaths that produced its sugar and built its wealth. Sugar Land is a growing, white, politically…


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Finding Calm—and Connection—in Coffee Rituals

Gideon Lasco , January 6th, 2021


When I arrived from the Philippines to the airport in the city of Gondar in northern Ethiopia early last year—before the pandemic started—I was greeted with an intensely…


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Review: Food, Faith and Gender in Southeast Asia

dsutton20 , December 21st, 2020


Food, Faith and Gender in South Asia: The Cultural Politics of Women’s Food Practices. Usha Sanyal and Nita Kumar. Bloomsbury. 2020. ISBN: HB: 978-1-3501-3706-6. 222 pp. Wendy Yared…


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Review: Digital Food

dsutton20 , December 14th, 2020


Review of Tania Lewis. Digital Food: From Paddock to Platform. Bloomsbury Academic. London. 2020. ISBN: 978-1-3500-5509-4. 205 pp. Richard Zimmer (Sonoma State University) Tania Lewis has wr…


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