"American Food Roots addresses the question, 'Why do we eat what we eat?' The answer depends, of course, on where you live, where you used to live, where your grandparents lived. Then there are the ebbs and flows of our status as an agricultural nation. Don't forget politics, religion and fashion. It's all there on the American plate." Not to mention nutrition! Few of us can grow up, go to school, shop, cook, or eat out without being exposed to (pseudo)scientific ideas about what is most healthful for us to eat.
A network for those interested in the history of nutrition and related fields. This network is intended for the growing number of scholars, teachers, documentary filmmakers, and museum and library professionals engaged with the history of nutrition in any time period or region.
Two recent articles may be of interest to H-Nutrition subscribers:
Anya Zilberstein, "Bastard Breadfruit and other Cheap Provisions: Early Food Science for the Welfare of the Lower Orders," Early Science and Medicine 21, no. 5 (2016): 492–508. http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/15733823-00215p04
Reposted from H-Food; apologies for cross-posting. This may be of interest to some of you:
PhD Course: Food, Health and Philosophy in East and West
Dates: 30 March - 8 April 2017
Sites: Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou
Application deadline: 5 January 2017 (NB: Scholarships available)
Who should attend?