Tag: food anthropology

On Forest and Wild Edibles.

Once we realise that food doesn't come from the supermarket, we discover that we're capable of enriching our diets in edibles hitherto unknown. And with the knowledge of where the food comes from - comes respect for it.

First Bite. How we learn to eat.

Do you remember your first bite? Probably not. But the echo of that flavour stayed with you until today. Bee Wilson, in her book “First Bite. How we learn to eat” takes the reader on a journey through the human relationship with food.

Pie. A Global History.

Did you know that ‘once upon a time, everything baked in an oven that was not bread, was pie’? 'Pie. A Global History' by Janet Clarkson recommends itself for a read.

On chocolate and Valencia.

A story of cocoa beans, Valencian bollet and the Chocolate Factory and Museum in Sueca.

Cod. A biography of the fish that changed the world.

How much is there to know about cod? Quite a lot, it turns out. Cod by Mark Kurlansky recommends itself for a read.

Souvenir, the taste of a place.

Bringing edible souvenirs gives one a chance to share a little bit of the journey, allows one to paint a picture of the place and reinforce it with flavour. A story of Džiugas, a famous cheese from Lithuania.

Horchata de Chufa: Valencia’s tasty secret.

Horchata is one of these things that are a must-try when visiting their place of origin. Have it with fartons, horchata and farton combo doesn't disappoint.

Sunflower’s Wonders

Who doesn't love sunflower? It looks like sun, tastes like summer, and it has a pretty incredible history, too.

Welcome to the Kingdom of Things.

A visit to Amsterdam's oldest flea market, Waterlooplein.