Sarah Emily Duff, visiting assistant professor in history, wrote a guest post titled “Dried Fruit and the Cocktail Menace: Race, Food, and Purity in Interwar South Africa” for The Historical Cooking Project. Drawing upon her research, Duff discusses the South African Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) and how the “preoccupation with clean eating is part of a longer history of reaction to the industrialisation of the food chain in the nineteenth century” but how it was “also a powerful weapon against immigrant-run businesses, which were disproportionately targeted by government authorities.” For historians of South Africa, she writes, “the WCTU is useful for understanding how concerns about food and diet were associated with broader debates about race and, to a lesser extent, class in the interwar period.”