A tribute to all things dumpling

Dumplings are a reminder that for all the evils in the world, there are still some things that are good and pure. Dumplings have to be one of the most delightful foods imaginable. These little gift-wrapped nuggets of deliciousness are seen in cultures all around the world, from spiced Chinese dim sum, to warming Jewish […] Read more…

How bread fed the Roman Empire

In typical Roman fashion technologically advanced grain mills were developed to produce finer quality flour. Wealthy citizens ate refined white bread, while the poor bought coarse heavier breads. However bread has not been the lifegiving source to all cultures, and excessive dependence on bread has even led to widespread famine. Wheat fields require a great […] Read more…

Daily bread

In the late 90s, Australia’s politicians were in hot debate about how to introduce a tax on goods and services. One party wanted to slap a single tax on everything, including food, the other didn’t think we should have one at all, especially not on food. They ended up meeting somewhere in the middle,with some […] Read more…

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