Using Greek and Roman texts, Egyptian iconography and archaeological remains, we have a pretty good idea as to how olive oil was made.
Cooking whole animal heads – their eyes staring back at me (accusingly? beseechingly?) as the pot bubbled away on the stove – was quite disarming.
To ‘make a beautiful face’, according to one 16th century recipe, you should take rosemary flowers and boil them with white wine.
While men wrote about women “deforming” their bodies in corsets, there is very little writing from women themselves about what the experience was like.
Historic early Australian photographs appear stilted and resonate with exploitative colonial relationships.. But the experience of photography in the studio was more dynamic.