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Albert Jack

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From Caesar Salad to Crepe Suzette, What's in a Name?

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2013 | 8:00 AM

Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.

Food is as much entitled to a proper history as castles, wars, kings, queens, art, literature, and the bubonic plague is. On studying food history books...

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9 Urban Legends That Just Aren't True

(311) Comments | Posted February 1, 2013 | 7:07 AM

The subject of urban myths and legends is one that I have been interested in for a couple of years now. It occurred to me, one day at lunch with friends on the Isle of Dogs, that many long rambling conversations (and ours are certainly long and always rambling) will...

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Why A 'Hot Dog' And Other Culinary Words Explained

(14) Comments | Posted September 7, 2011 | 8:47 AM

Another book about food history would have been relatively easy to do, as it's all been done before. Start with the Greeks, tackle the Romans, re-visit the Spice Routes and tell the tale of Marco Polo, introduce the Italians again and end up with the French Revolution that inspired a...

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