Food Then & Now Newsletter

Meirion Wyn Griffiths
History of Food
Created 30 Sep 2021
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  • Pro probiotics? Yes, but . . .
    11 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 8 4
    Photo by Jens Wohlmann, University of Oslo Institute of Biosciences Around 3.5 billion years ago, the first hint of life appeared on earth. They are thought to have been tiny, single-cell organisms re...
  • Rich food for rich people
    29 Oct 2021 • 10 min read • 8 8
    Photo by Jay Wennington on Unsplash Throughout history, the privileged classes have always endeavoured to outdo each other by flaunting their wealth and power, from financing armies to commissioning g...
  • Marching on their stomachs
    14 Oct 2021 • 11 min read • 9 14
    Photo by Diego Catto on Unsplash It's a quote attributed to two of the most iconic military leaders of the previous millennium: Fredrick the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte. As these military leaders exp...
  • Meat meets heat
    09 Oct 2021 • 10 min read • 12 21
    Photo by James Sutton on Unsplash In the developed world, with rapid urbanisation and high-density housing, cooking meat directly on an open fire is likely to be a rare occurrence for much of the popu...
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    30 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 0
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