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
Earthpac
HUNGRY WORLD

As Green as it Gets:
Potato Starch Set to Challenge Bioplastic

Since the early 2000s, New Zealand company Earthpac has…
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HUNGRY WORLD

13 Ways of Looking at a Chicken

For a fresh view on chicken. Inspired by Wallace Stevens’…
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HUNGRY WORLD

The Future of an Ancient Grain - Orkney Bere

This is not the story of a lost food. Bere is very much…
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HUNGRY WORLD

13 Ways of Looking at a Bean

At the heart of French cassoulet and Mexican fajitas, Ethiopian…
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HUNGRY WORLD

13 Ways of Looking at an Onion

For a fresh view on onions. Inspired by Wallace Stevens’…
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HUNGRY CITY

CFL Academy:
The Sweet World of Sugars

Akis Liokatis is a professional biochemist. He works in…
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HUNGRY WORLD

13 Ways of Looking at a Cup of Coffee

For a fresh view on coffee.
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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…
Krankenhausessen
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.…