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Issues | Volume 4 Number 1

Winter 2004

Wax Parlor Art in Nineteenth-Century America; If This Is Wednesday, It Must Be Liver Loaf; Food Science and Consumer Taste; Chunky Soup: The Sumotori Diet; Feeding Your Face: Fan Fare and Status at a Sumo Tournament; Haunted Kitchens; Fancy Groceries; South Africa’s Rainbow Cuisine; Pierre Hermé: Creating a Collection; A Love Supreme and Dim Sum; Chinese Food in Western Countries; and more…

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Chef's Page | Paul O'Connell

Chez Henri: Cambridge, Massachusetts

I first became enamored of Latin techniques when I took a class with Rick Bayless in 1987. He made tamales, nothing else, but that was all the ammunition I needed to start cooking Latin food at the East Coast Grill, where I was a young sous chef.

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Hunger | Dianne Jacob

The Fine Art of Feeding the Hungry

The people who need it most are, quite simply, the hungry in America. These people are not just the homeless. The hungry are low-income children and adults, including the elderly, the working poor, the unemployed, the disabled, survivors of domestic abuse, recovering substance abusers, felons, and AIDS victims

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From the Editor | Darra Goldstein

Transitory Pleasures

Twenty-three years ago, my husband and I spent a year in Sweden. We had been planning to go to Moscow, but with Cold War squabbles our visas were denied, so we changed our plans at the last minute and set up housekeeping in a diminutive two-room apartment near Stockholm’s Gärdet Field, where the royal sheep graze.

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Issues | Volume 3 Number 4

Fall 2003

The Fine Art of Feeding the Hungry; Notes from a Wine Tasting; Cooking Shows as Pornography; Vegemite as a Marker of National Identity; Argan Oil; Starbucks and Rootless Cosmopolitanism; The First Thanksgiving; Hunting for Mushrooms in a New West; The Obesity Epidemic; Chinese Food Culture Today; Diner Slang; and more…

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Chef's Page | Clark Frasier

Life’s Pleasures: Arrows Restaurant, Ogunquit, Maine

One of the questions we’re most frequently asked is also one of the most difficult for us to answer: “What is your philosophy of cooking at Arrows?” It’s difficult to sum up our world in a few short sentences. So we often resort to telling some stories (all true, we swear) to illustrate how we cook. So, relax and get comfortable, it’s story time.

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Essay | Tim Morris


It has to be the same thing every day, but the waitress isn’t always the same. So I order in a way that’s clear, alert, and respectful. “I’d like the number two, with eggs over easy, sausage, and whole wheat toast (spacing my requests neatly so she can write it all down, then pausing). And I’d like grits instead of hashbrowns, if I could.”

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From the Editor | Darra Goldstein

Possessing the Past

For a few years now I’ve been teaching a course in Russian culture and cuisine that ends with an extravagant feast. It’s always fun, but this semester the class ended with a question, in the form of an object.

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Issues | Volume 3 Number 3

Summer 2003

Falafel: A National Icon; Cooking Lessons; Postrevolutionary Chowhounds: Food, Globalization, and the Italian Left; Writing Out of the Kitchen: Carême and the Invention of French Cuisine; Thai Egg-Based Sweets; The Return of the Zin; Evacuation Day, or a Foodie is Bummed Out; Sourdough Culture; Rock ’n’ Roll Cooking; Growing Food in Suburbia; Arrows Restaurant, Ogunquit, Maine; GM Foods: “Miracle or Menace?”; and more…

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Chef's Page | José Rodríguez Rey

El Bohio: Illescas, Toledo, Spain

What really drives my cooking today are well-chosen ingredients that represent the best of our region, Castilla la Mancha. In addition to such basic fish as salmon, hake, turbot, and sole, we prepare sea bass, gilthead bream, grouper, lobster, and cod, as well as some inferior but equally succulent fish, such as porgy.

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