Let’s enjoy the carnival of the inflation. It’s loads of fun and paper, printed paper, flimsy stuff — do they still call it money? ... Krupp and Stinnes get rid of their debts, we of our savings. The profiteers dance in the palace hotels. –Klaus Mann (1923)
A sprig of mistletoe was all Pam Ashford wanted for Christmas, 1941. It surely would’ve livened up the office of the Glasgow coal-shipping firm for…
To the distinction between dining and merely feeding no one was more alive than Charles Dickens. For him, any refreshment to be gotten from a meal was…
Only those who work are entitled to eat! Such was the statement made to police by 25-year-old Italian anarchist Luigi Lucheni when asked why he had just…
Emil Doerstling (1859-1940), Kant and His Friends at Table via Wikimedia Commons The eighteenth-century German philosopher Immanuel Kant, native of the…
Welcome to The Austerity Kitchen by me, Christine Baumgarthuber. I am the author of Fermented Foods: The History and Science of a Microbiological…

The Austerity Kitchen