Provisioning & Mess

Detail from Still Life by José Agustín Arrieta, San Diego Museum of Art

Essays & Lectures:

Botany for the Home Cook – Explore the ways plant structure and chemistry affect how we prepare and cook them.

Botany of Sugars – Culture and biology crystallize as historical impacts on production, diets, and nutrition.

Carpology – Walking through a fruit market with three different hats.


There is Death in the Pot – One of the first English broadsides against adulteration of foodstuffs was written by London Apothecary Friedrich Accum in 1820.

Dualing Capers – A curious addition to your kitchen garden or rockery would be a Caper Bush, a low Mediterranean shrub that is the source of pickled buds (capers) and fruit (caper berries).