Talking of Food is a magazine website set up by a group of people who love not only food but also the diversity of its culture. It is not bound by ideology or momentary fads but has an open mind towards opposing views. Its contributors are often experts in their field and discuss wide ranging subjects such as antibiotics in the food-chain, the opposing arguments on GM food or the future of food. On a lighter note see how they make noodles in China or follow Elisabeth Luard's classic series on European Peasant Cookery.

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Nicholas Culpeper: The Complete Herbal

Not only do many modern medicines have their origins in herbal medicine, more and more people are turning to herbal preparations—with or without also accepting modern drugs, vaccines and medications—and alternative, traditional treatments are popular. At Talking of Food we have our series on Vitamins, so we have decided to look into one of the most celebrated of herbalists, Nicholas Culpeper.

New in Food in Literature

Part 18 of Food in Literature brings extracts from Talking to the Dead by Helen Dunmore and The Annual Banquet of the Gravediggers Guild by Mathias Enard. While from their titles both apparently seem to have death in common, that is as far as it goes; the extracts Helen has chosen are all about food.