What do Russians poets eat? When does food heritage become international politics? How has sugar been used as medicine? Darra Goldstein, the editor-in-chief to The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets, shares her insights on how a three-year project transformed into the lively compendium of all things sweet. She takes us through the process of what it was like to oversee 265 contributors and over 600 entries, and the journey she took to get where she is today.
When food and scholarship converge
Building an Oxford Companion — a genesis
Building an Oxford Companion — in the pursuit of accuracy
Building an Oxford Companion — sugar-coating the pill
Headline image credit: Sugar & Sweets on the Windowsill. Photo by Connie Ngo for Oxford University Press.