Essay by Georges M. Halpern, April 2016


As far as I can remember, I was always fascinated with food. Aren’t we all? 

Part 1

Between Heaven and (H)earth

Part 2

From Heaven and Hearth

Part 3

Are we still eating what we like?


Psychoactive Substances

Adapted from the course I taught to my Hong Kong City University students

Part 1

Journey to the Center of the Mind

Part 2

Cannabis and Opiates

Part 3

Americas and Africa

Part 4

Mushrooms and more

Page 5

South Pacific and Modern Chemistry



Selected lectures from the last 3 decades


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Recent Essays.
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Books are obsolete the minute they were printed!
These are indicative only of my journey


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These recipes were performed and tested more than once in a regular kitchen, using an electric stove. Most were shared and enjoyed!