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Life & Thyme Post: The History Issue

By opening an inquiry into our global history, we can see the reverberations of the past on the present, and arguably, the future as well. The stories in this issue center around the way in which food has been used as a tool of oppression, revolution and even hope. Now shipping to Life & Thyme members.

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Across the Americas, the Fight To Defend Native Corn

Across the Americas, the Fight To Defend Native Corn

Across the Americas, farmers, cooks and citizens work to save the continent’s most important crop.

Stalin’s Ghosted Grain and the Surprising American Roots of Fast Food in Russia

Stalin’s Ghosted Grain and the Surprising American Roots of Fast Food in Russia

In the 1930s, Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin used food as a tool to define and control a culture, with surprising influence from the States.

Restoring Ancestral Seeds To Indigenous Communities

Restoring Ancestral Seeds To Indigenous Communities

Through the process of seed rematriation, Indigenous communities restore relationships with their ancestral seeds.

A Look Into What Sustains the Multiverse of Michelle Zauner

A Look Into What Sustains the Multiverse of Michelle Zauner

Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast and best-selling author of Crying in H Mart searches for a sense of home through food.

Girl & Dug Farm: A Model for a More Diverse Food System

Girl & Dug Farm: A Model for a More Diverse Food System

Through its commitment to biodiverse farming practices and consumer education, Girl & Dug Farm offers a hopeful example for a healthy, flavorful and culturally diverse food system.

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Featured Contributors
Meher Mirza

Following Naan Through Asia

Regardless of where it travels, the flatbread known in Indian cuisine as naan shares its gastronomic inheritance with several countries in Asia.

Stef Ferrari

Plenty: A Short Story

In the not-so-distant future, food is a source of memory, survival, and human connection in this speculative fiction short story.

Samanta Helou Hernandez

Bertha Gonzalez Brings Friends to Celebrate Ten Years of Tequila

In Mexico, Bertha Gonzalez commemorates the tenth anniversary of her tequila brand, Casa Dragones, with some of the country’s most notable culinary women.

Ferron Salniker

How Immigration and Trade Policy Have Shaped U.S. Agriculture

A history of immigration, trade and discriminatory economic policies have made U.S. farms dependent on exploitable labor mostly by Latinx immigrants.

Elena Valeriote

Acoma Blue Corn Restored To Its Community of Origin

The restoration of Acoma blue corn to its community of origin represents a hopeful example of how seed rematriation can improve Indigenous foodways.

Oren Peleg

Coffee in Crisis, Part Two: The Cost of our Morning Cup

Combined with the effects of climate change, a pricing crisis creates an uncertain future for specialty coffee.

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