These tags are not broadly used - though this is not exactly unexpected, as we tend to focus on applied cooking than on cooking history.

has 14 questions and has a tag wiki excerpt

Questions pertaining to current culinary practices and foods--how did we get where we are today?

has 31 questions and no tag wiki.

Can we combine these into one? I don't have a particular care about which is which but I don't really see why we have two.

If the concern of is that it might relate to foodstuffs only (despite the excerpt), I would recommend that "food" is redundant as this is a site about cooking, so perhaps should win out. Alternately, we could replace them both with something more specific than "history" but broader than "food-history" like .


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After posting the answer below, I waited a while heard no objections, and merged into .

I don't really see any value in trying to subdivide . The line between "culinary practices" and "foods" is not at all a clear one, so there's no reason to expect people would intuitively split into and or anything similar.

I also don't see any need to clarify . It pretty clearly means "history of things that are on topic on the site", which is pretty much just culinary things.

  • This seems to agree with my thoughts on the subject.
    – Catija
    Commented Jun 1, 2017 at 18:50

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