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Don’t frack with mein Bier / mon fromage!!!

Originally posted on Cheese FC:
German breweries are worried about fracking, says the Atlantic (link to the complete article). Brewing the world’s best hefeweizen, you see, requires great drinking water — and fracking, they said, “could reduce or even completely…

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Dear Superprofessors: This is how a labor market works…

Originally posted on More or Less Bunk:
I know I’m late to the party on this, but that letter to Harvard’s Michael Sandel from the San Jose State (SJSU) Philosophy Department really is quite wonderful. I’m going to try to…

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Back to Work

With the conference over now I can get back to work. In addition to the piles of grading and general catch up with class preparation, I have become concerned about using my institution’s LMS. I find the whole idea of … Continue reading

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What is an ice cream parlor?

How do you define an ice cream parlor? Check out this recent National Geographic “Top Ten Places to Eat Ice Cream.” This post on Restaurant-ing Through History has some good information about the history of ice cream parlors in the … Continue reading

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Cafeterias Alive and Well

Since I have been researching cafeterias recently, I have discovered a reason to visit Indiana. Cafeterias, from the gigantic to the microscale, are alive and well there. Cafeterias have a surprising history. They pioneered new business models like the franchise, … Continue reading

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A wonderful new find

I was checking in with the Old Foodie, my favorite food history blog, when I found this beauty on her blog list. The Art and Mystery of Food is stunning! Haggis from all over Scotland, an unbelievably lovely photo essay … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Red Tricycle:
Food trucks are all the rage for ravenous Angelenos and just because you have kids in tow doesn’t mean you can’t get in on the game. We’ve found a few that are sure to please…

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Welcome back

Sorry to have been away so long, life intervened. I have been planning a conference, dealing with home matters, suffering from a nasty winter cold. On the food history front, research into cafeterias is nearly complete as is writing. Ice … Continue reading

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Greetings!

I started this blog to get into the habit of writing every day. I hope to be able to post primarily on food history as I work on a long project. I will also include occasional posts about cooking, gardening … Continue reading

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