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“What Wine Goes with Cap’n Crunch?”

Ian Tattersall and Rob DeSalle— Asking, with the comedian George Carlin, “What wine goes with Cap’n Crunch?” might not actually be as trivial as it sounds. In fact, many people spend a lot of time worrying about which foods go best with which wines. This concern is not frivolous: the

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Illnesses from the Patient’s Perspective

Olivia Weisser— As a historian of medicine, I have spent a significant amount of time combing through first-hand accounts of illness. My work focuses on the 1600s and 1700s, so much of these first-hand accounts are recorded in personal writing like diaries and letters. Over the years, I noticed a

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This Is Your Milk on Coke

Coca-Cola was bottled and sold for the first time on March 12, 1894. Since then, the soft drink company has undergone a striking number of changes and expansions: new flavors, new containers, new markets, and new industries. Despite the company’s varied history, Coke’s newest venture, Fairlife milk, might still surprise

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Squeezed in Men’s Health: “The Worst Chemicals in Your Food”

Alissa Hamilton, author of Squeezed: What You Don’t Know about Orange Juice was featured in a recent article from Men’s Health magazine titled “The Worst Chemicals in Your Food.” While many orange juice brands tout their products as “all natural” and “freshly squeezed” the fruit beverage’s delicious flavor does not come

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Lest We Forget: Poems, Nature, Food, and Keeping Your Day Job

Sarah Underwood— Reading poetry normally does not make me hungry, but after “Lake of Little Birds,” poet Katherine Larson had me ready for “[s]wordish/ drizzled with virgin oil, rubbed with/ mint and saffron”…and several other dishes. The 2010 winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets prize uses her experience

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Food Chain Radio: “Squeezed Fresh”

Alissa Hamilton was interviewed on Food Chain Radio‘s October 17th show, entitled “Squeezed Fresh.” Click here to listen to the full interview and see below for the show description: It’s pure, and natural, and squeezed fresh. And so we buy the orange juice and drink it to break our fast

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Building a more transparent food system

The following article by Alissa Hamilton originally appeared in Briarpatch Magazine: If you are like most people, you don’t wonder much about the foods you pick up at the supermarket. You trust that they’re as straightforward as meat and potatoes, and nothing you’re going to find on the labels is

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