Food historian Cynthia Bertelsen wonders if food writing relies too much on nostalgia, distorting our relationship to food in the process: Seeking the “perfect” French
Category: Food History
Booze in American History
Historian of addiction Susan Cheever’s new book Drinking in America: Our Secret History contains fascinating facts about America’s relationship with alcohol. According to Cheever, the
Wine Boats on the Douro River
I’ve been under the weather for the last few days—not conducive to tasting and reviewing wines. But this video of the old days on Portugal’s
Is Home Cooking on the Decline?
The conventional wisdom, often repeated by leading pundits in the food world, is that home cooking is disappearing with deleterious consequences to our health and
Sonoran-style Mexican Food
With American’s predilection for eclectic food preferences and innovative fusions, especially in cities, it is increasingly hard to sort out distinctive cooking styles rooted in traditions.
Mix a matzo manufacturer on a stolen passport, a desire to corner the market, and some really bad grapes and what do you get? One