The past few months since the last issue of Gastronomica went to press have been exciting ones in the world of food.
About Joseph Tobin
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…
How big is the difference between sitting and standing? A cultural universe, when you examine posture in the context of food preparation.
I am writing to the converted. You are already a fan of this fine journal. Far from being members of a cult or a narrow coterie, we are a large and diverse group who have in common the love of food, good writing, art, and craft.