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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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Sake 101 Taught by Courtney Kaplan of Tsubaki and Ototo

Sake 101 Taught by Courtney Kaplan of Tsubaki and Ototo

An exploration of sake techniques and styles, from brew to cup, as taught by Courtney Kaplan of Los Angeles’ Tsubaki and Ototo.

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.

Tales of Bread and Unfinished Revolution in Egypt

Tales of Bread and Unfinished Revolution in Egypt

A history of protest in Egypt reveals ties between bread and notions of freedom and human dignity.

The Legacy of a Legume

The Legacy of a Legume

Many recipes iconic to American cuisine can be traced back to the native lands of the people who built it, including peanut soup.

Hawaii’s Revival of Breadfruit Feeds the Future

Hawaii’s Revival of Breadfruit Feeds the Future

In Hawaii, experts look toward an ancient fruit, breadfruit, and old techniques to solve a modern problem.

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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

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.

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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