Food History & Tradition Archive

BY: LAUREN SIPPLE  A Brief History of Sour Beer When beer was first invented (or perhaps more accurately, discovered), it consisted of two ingredients: grain and water. Although unbeknownst to the people of the time, wild yeast such as...
BY: BRIAN NYAKUNDI Imagine the initial unpleasant and jarring sour taste that comes from biting into a lime. Now imagine biting into the same lime and instead of tasting a disgusting sourness, you now experience an explosion of pleasing...
BY: MACKENZIE HANNUM Molecular Gastronomy Introduction – Culinary arts or food science? Molecular gastronomy…man that’s a mouthful, am I right? And frankly what do those words even mean? Some of you might be familiar with the terminology (like if...
BY: BRYAN LE The following is an opinion essay submitted to the 2018 AAAS Science & Human Rights Essay Competition. The Origins of Modern Food Technology The overreaching aims of the modern food industry can be generalized as extending...