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Aeon is a registered charity committed to the spread of knowledge and a cosmopolitan worldview. Our mission is to create a sanctuary online for serious thinking.

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Rachel Laudan
Writer, Freelance

Rachel Laudan is a British historian of science and technology, and food writer. Her latest book is Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History (2013). After fifteen years in Mexico, she now lives in Austin, Texas.

Written by Rachel Laudan