#dictionaryoffood

How gruel became cool

Nowadays it’s health-crazed hipsters rather than penniless orphans who are asking for more

15 Sep 2016

From fishers of men to Filet-O-Fish

The Christian story behind the famous fish burger.

7 Sep 2016

The undertaker who gave us all a morbid fear of eating fat

Fleshy hips and heaving bosoms used to be revered. So where did it all go wrong?

24 Aug 2016

Let us eat cake – but only occasionally

Cake has lost its charm – and The Great British Bake Off is partly to blame.

17 Aug 2016

Why berries are the fruit of female solidarity

Berries helped create a society among women of mutual help and consideration.

9 Aug 2016

Are apples evil?

Apples have often been involved in man’s fall from grace.

1 Aug 2016