As previously mentioned, two months ago I gave a TEDx talk at BIU (in Hebrew) on how we can use the study of archaeological remains of food and eating habits among the Philistines to understand who the Philistines were and what were their relationship with neighboring cultures (such as the Israelites and Judahites), and how food in general can be used to help understand issues relating to the definition of cultural and ethnic identities in the past.
The lecture is now online – see below. Enjoy!
P.S. Notice at 9:05 in the clip, I tell a couple of ladies who were talking loudly in one of the last rows to be quiet! It worked… :-)