Welcome to 2014 and the first issue of Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies
About Joseph Tobin
An Interview with Seth Holmes; The Story of Tomatoes; Toward a Cultural Ecology of Local Food; An Edible Moral Economy in the Motor City; University, Community, and Redefining Expertise in the Food System; The Restaurants of Paris, and more!
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.”
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.