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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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Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

An exploration of the history of the baguette, a loaf of bread that may not be the perennial French favorite we all think it is.

The Sorghum Agenda

The Sorghum Agenda

Within a changing climate, sorghum and the women who know it best could be the custodians of food sovereignty.

Rustic Canyon’s Creamed Corn

Rustic Canyon’s Creamed Corn

Welcome to What’s the Dish, a new series from Life & Thyme that explores the roots of dishes around the world, featuring Chef Andy Doubrava of Rustic Canyon’s creamed corn with pickled peppers and goat leg confit.

Heirloom Beans: From Our Ancestors, For Our Descendants

Heirloom Beans: From Our Ancestors, For Our Descendants

Rancho Gordo establishes stable relationships with heirloom bean farmers and eaters, demonstrating a holistic approach to sustainability that preserves the diversity of the beans and the cultural traditions of the people who grow them.

Rice, a Staple Food in Nigeria, Is Fast Becoming a Luxury Item

Rice, a Staple Food in Nigeria, Is Fast Becoming a Luxury Item

Rice, a staple meal in Nigeria, has gradually become a luxury item as government policy continues to affect the price and distribution of this food item.

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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

Heirloom Beans: From Our Ancestors, For Our Descendants

Rancho Gordo establishes stable relationships with heirloom bean farmers and eaters, demonstrating a holistic approach to sustainability that preserves the diversity of the beans and the cultural traditions of the people who grow them.

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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