DavidMcKenzie

Researcher, writer

David has funded his culinary explorations through stints as a life model, shopping-mall Santa Claus and football stadium security guard. Since landing a job drafting invoices for a commercial bakery he has managed to continue mixing food and words. A native of New Zealand and trained historian, he splits time between Montreal and elsewhere contributing writing and research to several publications, usually focused on what people ate when.

Articles
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HUNGRY WORLD

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Carrot

For a fresh view on carrots.
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HUNGRY WORLD

Thirteen Ways of Looking at an Apple

For a fresh view on apples.
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HUNGRY WORLD

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Tomato

For a fresh view on tomatoes.
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HUNGRY CITY

The Sweet Side of Sourdough

There are so many sides to sourdough. Berlin-based fermentation…
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HUNGRY WORLD

Stichelton:
A Glitchelton in the Systelton

When I first saw Stichelton cheese I was weary of being…
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HUNGRY WORLD

Hospital Food

It’s so fucking weird that people are still allowed to…
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HUNGRY CITY

Mr. Wu Conjures Up Noodles

The process of hand-pulled noodles is easy, as long as you…
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HUNGRY WORLD

Thirteen ways of looking at a Potato

Thirteen things you didn't know about potatoes. For sure.
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HUNGRY PEOPLE

Kivalina Crumbling Away

I went to Kivalina with the intent of making a climate change…
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HUNGRY CITY

Berlinale - The Grand Finale

Take a look behind the scenes of Berlinale in this last…
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HUNGRY CITY

My Culinary Berlinale III

When suddenly some pigs appeared on screen I was attentive.…
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HUNGRY CITY

My Culinary Berlinale II

I hadn’t realised just how central to the action the food…
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HUNGRY CITY

My Culinary Berlinale

Under the banner of its idealistic motto, ‘Make Food Not…
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HUNGRY WORLD

White is the Warmest Colour:
Our Complicated Love Affair with Flour

It is no secret that we have fallen out of love with white…
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HUNGRY WORLD

White is the Warmest Color:
A History of Refined Flour

More often than not, we polish rice to make it white but…
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HUNGRY PEOPLE

Charles Darwin:
The Mistaken Vegetarian Hero

Darwin was not only a lifelong meat-eater, but his early…
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HUNGRY PEOPLE

Mussolini, Oppressor of Pasta

Benito Mussolini is not known as a food-lover. But if he…
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HUNGRY PEOPLE

Marco Polo, Bringer of Pasta

Marco Polo is known for having introduced pasta to Italy.…