Category Archives: Food

Resources on the Kung

When I was an undergraduate this was one of the first ethnographies I was assigned to read, Nisa, the life and words of a !Kung woman / Marjorie Shostak. There are so many different topics here you are almost certainly … Continue reading

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Street food: Thailand

Have you ever had a boring job? I have held several, really boring jobs including some that were actually pretty good like making sandwiches and working the deli at Whole Foods Market in my hometown of Austin, Texas. Incidentally Austin … Continue reading

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Michael Pollan, food essayist

If you’re interested in the topic of food and how it relates to contemporary human society you might be interested to read the works of Michael Pollan. I was first introduced to his work through his book “The Botany of … Continue reading

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Evolution and Food

Here’s a book review I wrote about “Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human” by Richard Wrangham (the same fellow we saw chasing chimpanzees in Africa in the video, Why Sex?). The review first appeared on the blog Savage Minds. … Continue reading

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