Talking about anything around food

"The cups might break, but the images recycle endlessly."

India gained independence in 1947 with nationalist politicians promising food for all and an end to the rapacious imperial administration. What happened next?

Diet for a Large Planet shows how the world is still living with free trade policies from the 19th century

Jess Fanzo takes a close look at what’s wrong with global food systems and how it might be possible to change them.

Green Saffron is a new kind of spice merchant, that cares as much about how its spices are grown as their taste.

Coffee that tastes of light black tea — a good thing — and is able to cope with warmer climates.

Skill and craft over automation, complexity over simplicity, and diversity over monoculture

There’s one group of people that functional foods and superfoods can definitely help: the people who grow them.

There may not be a recipe, but there’s always someone sitting behind your shoulder going tsk, tsk, tsk.

Three billion people couldn’t afford a healthy diet even if they wanted to.

These days, population is barely considered as a factor in food security. That doesn’t mean the problem is solved.

Using land that could be used to feed people to feed animals is a terrible waste, but for today’s modern breeds it is absolutely essential.

Emojipedia understands: 🍅 is both a fruit and a vegetable

Is our excrement simply a waste product, to be dumped out of sight and out of mind? Or is it a valuable resource that we squander at our peril?

Persuading people to drink tea from the subcontinent more or less created the modern propaganda machine

The DNA of chickens, sheep and cattle tells slightly different stories about their domestication

Her aunt’s gnocchi were enough to set Teresa Lust on a long and roundabout journey to learn more about Italian and Italian food.

We know what whole grain means. Whole grain food? Not so much.

Coffee leaf rust is bad, but at least in the short term it may not be the threat you think it is

Food for settlers in New Zealand used to be mutton, mutton, mutton and potatoes or potatoes. Not any more.