Monthly Archives: October 2015

Blood and Chocolate

Happy Halloween! Only a few days left until that spookiest of holidays, though how we celebrate today would be very unfamiliar to those used to experiencing a colonial All Hallow’s Eve. But in the spirit (pun intended) of how we celebrate today, we’re going to take a look at the somewhat creepy – even disturbing […]

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Are These Almonds?

In honor of Columbus Day–or Indigenous Peoples’ Day, depending on your location–we are going to reflect back on a classic historical misunderstanding between Christopher Columbus and indigenous Mesoamericans. We have previously remarked on Columbus’s misidentification of red chili pepper as a relative of black pepper, but he didn’t stop there, he also had some issues […]

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