William Rubel and Jane Levi were invited by Professor Harry West to present their research on Samburu milk culture and practices to the Food Forum at SOAS, University of London on Friday 12th October. Their illustrated talk was followed by a lively discussion with members of the Food Forum. A copy of their slides can be viewed here.
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I am an author who writes about traditional food and foodways. My book, The Magic of Fire (2002) is about hearth cooking. I have written an introductory history of bread, Bread, a global history (2011) and am currently writing a history of bread for the University of California Press. Other areas of interest include wild mushrooms, and specifically the treatment of Amanita muscaria in the historic record. I also write about Early Modern British Gardens, and for a more general audience, I write for Mother Earth News on bread, gardening, and more. I have an ongoing research project into the smoke-cured fermented milk of the Kenyan Samburu tribe. I am a co-director of the Samburu Lowlands Research Station, Lengusaka. I am the founding editor (1972) of Stone Soup, the magazine of writing and art by young people. View all posts by William Rubel