The Magical Herstory of Food: Gone Missing

“When we learned to cook is when we became truly human, but we’ve lost touch with how that food got to our plates.” Michael Pollan in Cooked. As is so often the case with history, the “herstory” tends to get left out – and food is no exception. While there are as many books on […]

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Imbolc & The Rites of Women: The Midwinter Festival of Lights

Across the world, for thousands of years, our ancestors celebrated the turn of the seasons through sacred rituals,  feasts and plenty of magic.  Marking the astrological alignments of the sun and moon, theses activities had one central purpose – to harmonize human activity with the great cycles and forces of nature, thereby ensuring fertility, abundance and […]

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Pinterest: Virtual Woman’s Temple or Regressive Feminist Scourge?

I’m addicted to Pinterest. For those unaware of today’s most popular social media platform, let’s just say it’s a kind of ‘lifestyle’ porn teeming with endless pictures of magnificent cakes, sumptuous floral bouquets and festive holiday decorations. Here women by the millions ‘pin’ recipes, crafting how-tos, and home décor tips on virtual bulletin boards—ostensibly for […]

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