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Cuisine and Empire: Cooking...

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“Since Time Out of Mind.” Asserting Woodland Rights in an English Village

Every year on May 29th, Oak Apple Day, the people of Great Wishford, a village of about 250 inhabitants in the southern county of Wiltshire in England, reassert their rights…
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“Poverty . . . is a most necessary and indispensable ingredient in society, without which nations and communities could not exist in a state of civilisation,” the Scottish merchant and statistician Patrick Colquhoun, turned London magistrate, said in 1806, ironically in an argument for raising people from destitution and misery to mere poverty. “It is the lot of man—it is the source of wealth, since without poverty there would be no labour, and without labour there could be no riches, no refinement, no comfort, and no benefit to those who may be possessed of wealth.”113 And weren’t the poor resentful that they could not eat rich meats, sauces, and sweets and dubious about the rule that each rank in society needed a distinct diet?”
Rachel Laudan, Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History

“With cooking, plants and animals became the raw materials for food, not food itself.”
Rachel Laudan, Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History

“It’s good to be reminded that cities and states, courts and armies, writing and figuring, temples and cathedrals, all depended on those who stood to pound and knelt to grind.”
Rachel Laudan, Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History

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Searching for scholarship on food and literature, it might seem that few texts exist and many related discussions are issue driven rather than discurs ...more



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