A History of Food

Today's selection -- from Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food, from Sustainable to Suicidal by Mark Bittman. The Spanish brought a number of foods from the Americas to Europe in the years following Columbus’ discovery of the New World, including the potato and the tomato:  "When the Spanish brought the potato to Europe [from the Americas] in... Continue Reading →

Silverback David McCullough

A conversation with historian David McCullough Published on September 16, 2016 | 1 Response Best of the 'Gest This interview is dated, but it has interesting material from an interesting guy. I found it buried in my Drafts folder, so it never appeared previously in the Digest. David McCullough has been widely acclaimed as a “master of the... Continue Reading →

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