‘A Few Drops of Milk Will Do’: Breast Milk as Medicine

By Julia Martins A few weeks after my baby was born, I noticed her tear ducts were blocked. Echoing Galen, the midwife suggested a few drops of breast milk to help treat and open the ducts. A few days later, the problem was solved, much to my astonishment. If you Google medical uses for breast … Continue reading ‘A Few Drops of Milk Will Do’: Breast Milk as Medicine

Liquids: Natural States Series Part I

Welcome to a special series on natural states of matter: liquids, solids, gasses, plasma. Over the course of this occasional series, we’ll be exploring recipes relating to all of these  substances, and how people have imagined, made, shaped, and used them in different times and different places. The first in the series is liquid, a … Continue reading Liquids: Natural States Series Part I

Cha (ឆា):The Remarkable Role of Stir-Fries in Khmer Gastronomy and Healing

By Ashley Thuthao Keng Dam Within the grand, yet nebulous universe of what food and culture writers deem as “Asian” cooking and gastronomy, there is a deep love and affinity for the stir-fry. In a hot oily pan, various combinations of vegetables and proteins are tossed and transformed into something wonderful. The simple act of … Continue reading Cha (ឆា):The Remarkable Role of Stir-Fries in Khmer Gastronomy and Healing

Tales from the Archives: Around the Table: Publisher Chat

In my first post as an editor for the Recipes Project, I talked to Allen Grieco about his roles as editor of Food & History (published by Brepols) and series editor of a new book series on Food Culture, Food History before 1900  published by Amsterdam University Press. Both publications have recently celebrated some exciting … Continue reading Tales from the Archives: Around the Table: Publisher Chat