B.W. Higman is Emeritus Professor of History at the Australian National University and Professor Emeritus of the University of the West Indies. He has doctorates in History and Geography. An Australian, he lived almost thirty years in Jamaica, teaching at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies. Higman’s interest in food history began in the Caribbean and resulted in Jamaican Food: History, Biology, Culture (2008). Most of his earlier books were concerned with the history of slavery, and his most recent is A Concise History of the Caribbean (2011).