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Darra Goldstein on food scholarship

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.

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  1. […] to Sugar and Sweets (Good lord — $65.00 and 920 pages to bedevil your sweet tooth!), Oxford University Press has shared seven minutes worth of interviews with Goldstein, the James Beard and Julia Child award-winning […]

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