#foodhistoryfriday has been inactive for a while, and I wanted to resurrect it as I’ve been compiling links and information the entirely off time and found that it was more useful to put these out in the world, rather than keeping them in my Pocket.

Bente Philippsen and Rasmus Rørbæk . Fish based diets cause archaeological dating problems . Past Horizons. March 25, 2013, from http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/03/2013/fish-based-diets-cause-archaeological-dating-problems

From “Researching Food History”, “Selling sand in Regency London – for the kitchen, and more”.
-The many uses of sand in the kitchen (and elsewhere). This is during the Regency era and it makes me wonder if there is evidence for sand sellers during earlier time periods. It seems logical, but now I have to do some reading.

Background reading for “Teaching the Food System” at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future. Food supply chain information. It’s important to understand the food supply chain as it will help your understanding of what food would have been available in a particular area and why. This will help your educated guesses.

A Brief History of the Food Supply Chain. More food supply chain history.

While this isn’t food, I’ve been asked a number of times about documentation and writing up research. I have an affection for it and tend to seek out additional information to improve my process and to share with others so that they can either improve or create a process of research and writing that suits them.

Academic writing: my habits and rituals on Julianne Nyhan’s blog is a very good outline for creating an academic writing discipline. She mentions “Pomodoro” technique, which is what I use and have found it very useful with keeping myself focused and on task with my work.

Happy #nationalpieday and have a fantastic weekend.