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Today’s the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and I’m thinking a lot about what this moment means, in the light of these twin crises we find ourselves in today: COVID-19 and the climate crisis. One may feel much more pressing, … Continue reading
Seeking diverse contributors for an anthology about the history of food and environment We are editing an anthology about the origins of the modern food system, focused on the period between the 1870s and 1930s. The contributors already onboard all work … Continue reading
This post is inspired by a question that a terrific student in my food history class recently asked me. She said, “Ok, so now that I’ve learned more about the American food system and have been recognizing how removed we … Continue reading
I’m hoping that, along with the publication of Canned, I might welcome some new visitors to this website. If you’re new here, welcome! I’d love to hear how you came across my work, and what you think of it. Toward that … Continue reading
The past several months have seen a lot of activity as I’ve worked to get my book ready for publication. And now it is here! Canned: The Rise and Fall of Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry was published on March 6, 2018. Here’s … Continue reading
Earlier, I wrote about how much place shapes food interests, and how I yearned for more food-related interest in Stillwater, OK, where I now live. One of the ways I’ve been trying to be the change I wish to see … Continue reading
As an environmental historian and a food historian, perhaps it should come as no surprise that where one lives shapes what one eats. And yet, the real transformation in my engagement with food over the past three years–since moving from … Continue reading
In January 2011, I began a blog I decided to call Dining and Opining. It was partly motivated by Mark Bittman’s announcement that he was shifting from the New York Times Dining section to the Op-Ed section. He was still … Continue reading
This one from the UW-Madison student newspaper, The Badger Herald. Click here, or the image above, to read the full article.
Dan Simmons, of the Wisconsin State Journal, has a piece on the Public Humanities program at the University of Wisconsin, featuring my work at the Madison Children’s Museum! Read the whole article, by clicking here.