I have few memories of school lunches from my childhood. I do recall the small milk cartons and brown milky bubbles spilling out of them. I vaguely recall — or perhaps have learned from tumblr — that the meals were bland, carb-heavy, and overcooked; pastas and chicken nuggets with sides of yellow-orange vegetables. I have… Read more →
Anastasia Day is a history doctoral candidate and Hagley Scholar in Capitalism, Technology, and Culture at the University of Delaware. She received her B.A. in Philosophy from Lawrence University in Appleton Wisconsin, and completed her M.A. in History with a Certificate in Museum Studies at the University of Delaware. She identifies as a historian of environment, technology, business, and society–themes that collide uniquely in food, and especially in food gardens. Her dissertation is entitled “Productive Plots: Nature, Nation, and Industry in the Victory Gardens of the U.S. World War II Home Front.” In her spare time, she gardens, cooks, runs, and reads detective fiction.