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Eaten #18: The Food History Magazine

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Eaten is a thrice-yearly publication celebrating food history. Each volume contains historic recipes, essays, and engaging stories contributed by historians, journalists, and gastronomers eager to share the history of all things food and drink. They are also handsomely illustrated with photographs, paintings, and drawings.

For the Autumn 2023 issue, the theme is dessert, a rich subject if ever there were one. Among the articles:

  • Dillon Fernando charts the history of Betty Crocker
  • Carolyn Crosby discusses effort to poison Fidel Castro through ice cream
  • Grace Danon recounts the story of San Francisco’s Brownie Mary, who baked cannabis brownies for AIDS patients in the 1980s
  • Timothy Perry wades into the culture wars over the origins of the pavlova
  • Tamar Lortkipanidze traces the origins of of Orbeliani’s sweet, a candy created by a Georgian princess

Handsomely illustrated as well as readable.

Paperback. Color photographs and artwork throughout.

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