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Book Review: ‘The Food Industries of Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries’ edited by Derek J. Oddy and Alain Drouard


From Oyster Ketchup to Roquefort, fish fingers to chicken nuggets, via chocolate and olive oil. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The English in Love: The Intimate Story of an Emotional Revolution’ by Claire Langhammer


From emotional blackmail to Fifties 'hook-ups', there's little that's new. Read More »

Book Review: If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home by Lucy Worsley

An enjoyable read that will add to your trivia collection rather than your historical understanding. Read More »

Book Review: The Me Generation… By Me: Growing Up in the ’60s by Ken Levine

The Me Generation... By Me is a funny, realistic memoir of growing up in the '60s Read More »

Book Review: Words to Eat By: Five Foods and the Culinary History of the English Language by Ina Lipkowitz

Calamari in a trattoria sounds much more appealing than a pan of squid at home. Read More »

Book Review: Fug You – A History of the Counterculture by Ed Sanders

Fugs leader still recalls life in the radical underground during the sixties. Read More »

Book Review: Bob Dylan in America by Sean Wilentz

In Bob Dylan in America Sean Wilentz provides a study of Dylan's influences and source materials and of Dylan himself. Read More »

Book Review: 1969: The Year Everything Changed by Rob Kirkpatrick

Excellent historical account of a year when extraordinary things occurred month by month. Read More »

Book Review: Beaver Street: A History of Modern Pornography by Robert Rosen

Down the XXX rabbit hole: A veteran editor’s experience inside the pornography industry - from print, to pictorials, to X-rated movies, to phone sex. Read More »

Book Review: Two Cents Plain: My Brooklyn Boyhood by Martin Lemelman

Post-war Brooklyn is the setting as the son of Holocaust survivors shares his graphic memoir of richly-rendered anecdotes, black-and-white drawings, documents, photos, and artifacts. Read More »