Friday Feb 8th, 2013

Quiz on the word origins of food and drink

Did you know that ‘croissant’ literally means ‘crescent’ or that oranges are native to China? Do you realize that the word ‘pie’ has been around for seven hundred years in English or that ‘toast’ comes from the Latin word for ‘scorch’? John Ayto explores the word origins of food and drink in The Diner’s Dictionary. We’ve made a little quiz based on the book. Are you hungry for it? read more »

Friday Jun 6th, 2014

Apples and carrots count as well

David Bender discusses how nutrition labelling on food can be misleading
Friday May 9th, 2014

Tinderbox drenched in vodka: alcohol and revolution in Ukraine

Mark Lawrence Schrad on political instability in the region
Saturday Apr 26th, 2014

18 facts you never knew about cheese

Explore 18 strange facts about cheese from Michael Tunick’s recent book
Wednesday Feb 19th, 2014

Is small farm led development still a relevant strategy?

Smallholders account for large shares of the rural poor in the developing world.
Wednesday
Dec 4th, 2013

Beer, a perennial potion

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Tuesday
Nov 26th, 2013

Raising the Thanksgiving turkey

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Thursday
Oct 24th, 2013

Oktoberfest Library

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Wednesday
Oct 16th, 2013

Food fortification

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Monday
Sep 30th, 2013

Cheers to the local bar

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Saturday
Aug 24th, 2013

Ten facts about toasts

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Wednesday
Aug 21st, 2013

A quiz on the history of sandwiches

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Friday
Aug 2nd, 2013

What are you drinking?

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Wednesday
Jul 31st, 2013

An ice cream quiz

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Sunday
May 5th, 2013

Cinco de Mayo and the insurgent taco

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Monday
Mar 25th, 2013

Alcohol advertising, by any other name…

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Sunday
Feb 17th, 2013

A quiz on Prohibition

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