The driver knew it was hard to hear with the windows down so he leaned sideways to make his point and spoke slowly in Italian. “It is my older daughter who is the real cook. She even makes dinner with l’avocado.”
About Joseph Tobin
Stepping from the stuffy Soviet-era train to the snow-dusted platform below, I fill my chest with a welcome breath of mountain air laced with frost and cigarette smoke.
The past few months since the last issue of Gastronomica went to press have been exciting ones in the world of food.
How the Presidents Ate Their Salmon; Drinking Maté in Asunción, Paraguay; The Kitchen God of Chinese Lore; Detention Center Feeding Practices; At the Center of the Center of the New York Bagel; and more!
A Turkish mom distills a life lesson for her American daughter-in-law
This year marks the release of the tenth anniversary edition of Marion Nestle’s pathbreaking Food Politics. I am pleased that this issue of Gastronomica features an interview with Professor Nestle.
Ten Years of Food Politics: An Interview with Marion Nestle, Slowing Down for Turkish Mulberry Molasses, Seven Bald Men and a Kumquat Tree, The Real World in a Honey Bun, Invisible West Africa: The Politics of Single Origin Chocolate, Models of Food and Eating in the United Kingdom, and more!
As a child, I lived with my family on Bell Island, a piece of rock off the coast of Newfoundland, in Canada. The highlight of late June and early July was when the capelin rolled in.
Sitting down to write a letter as the new editor of Gastronomica is a thrilling, and perhaps somewhat terrifying, experience.
Does the Foodie have a Soul?; Emily Dickinson Bakes Her Famous Coconut Cake; Angel Food Cake: Just Heavenly!; Clam Digging; Tasting a Landscape: On the New Nordic Cuisine; Can ideas about food inspire real social change? The case of Peruvian gastronomy; Food Fight: Accusations of Press Agentry, a Case for Ethics and the Development of the Association of Food Journalists; Of Pepperoni Rolls and Soup Beans: On What it Might Mean to Eat Like a West Virginian; and more…