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Curing meat is the product of cultures dealing with the problem of extending shelf life of meat by making it inhospitable to microbes. Evidence …

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This post explores the Scandinavian traditions of using tree bark flours in cooking—in particular the use of birch and pine barks in the cuisines …

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The chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus; Báhkkečátná in Sami language) grows on birch trees. It has become a trendy ‘superfood’ in recent years, marketed as a mystical Siberian …

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I had a conversation today about the beautiful world that I believe will be born out of the converging crises of our age. One …

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Scarcity is one of the defining features of modern life. Around the world, one in five children suffers from hunger. We fight wars over …

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Smoking is valued nowadays not only for preserving food, but also as a distinct set of flavours that can reflect the landscape of the …

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After a while of being a beekeeper you get more and more amazed by the bees. Their expertise is huge especially if you consider …

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How many ways are there to plant a fruit tree? Quite a few, it appears! I’ve been reading up on the topic, reading such …

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This paper was first published in ‘Wrapped and Stuffed: Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2012′. The complete Proceedings is available …