Food history

You are what you don’t eat

16 March 2024 9:00 am

In the past, the ability to preserve food depended largely on people’s means, making Eleanor Barnett’s history of food waste also a history of changing attitudes to poverty

The humble biscuit has a noble history

31 October 2020 9:00 am

Prue Leith traces the biscuit’s surprisingly colourful history

William Sitwell’s history of eating out reminds us painfully of what we’re missing

9 May 2020 9:00 am

In the concluding chapter of this book the Daily Telegraph’s restaurant critic and recovering vegan-baiter William Sitwell muses on the…

Kashrut dietary laws are ill-suited to lactose-intolerant Jews

18 April 2020 9:00 am

Until fairly recently, all over the western world there were specialised eating places catering largely for Jews who respected the…