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The Sifter
Mission Statement

The Sifter is free to all users, publicly available and searchable database. It is designed to be a tool in finding, identifying and comparing historical and contemporary writing on food and related topics. It is overseen by an advisory board of rotating members from The Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery as well as other friends of food history. As with Wikipedia, The Sifter, will be populated by its users. Because all entries will have an English translation, this will enable the users to search languages they can not read. Soon, we will have over 100 languages represented. Registered users will be able to make corrections. Soon we hope to include a data visualization component. We also plan to include more resources linking to digitized photographs and artworks television and film. With the aid of this tool it is our hope that what has been invisible will come into focus.

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