Podcast Dispatches from Issue 20.4: Amy Bentley and Stephanie Borkowsky

For our third series of podcasts produced in collaboration with Meant to Be Eaten on Heritage Radio Network, we sit down (virtually) with authors who contributed to our final issue of 2020, which continues to feature COVID-19 Dispatches, but also original research articles around the themes of “Working with Ingredients”, “Taste and Technology in East Asia”, “Excursions”, and “Dolce”.

For this episode, Editorial Collective member Jaclyn Rohel is joined by Amy Bentley and Stephanie Borkowsky is discuss their article “The Food and COVID-19 NYC Archive: Mapping the Pandemic’s Effect on Food in Real Time”, which describes an initiative that grew out of an NYU class and has become an ongoing archival project dedicated to curating and preserving the food experiences and memories of (mostly) New Yorkers in response to the pandemic.

Amy Bentley
Stephanie Borkowsky

Podcast Dispatches from Issue 20.4: Kyoungjin Bae

For our third series of podcasts produced in collaboration with Meant to Be Eaten on Heritage Radio Network, we sit down (virtually) with authors who contributed to our final issue of 2020, which continues to feature COVID-19 Dispatches, but also original research articles around the themes of “Working with Ingredients”, “Taste and Technology in East Asia”, “Excursions”, and “Dolce”.

For this episode, Editorial Collective member Krishnendu Ray is joined by Kyoungjin Bae whose article, “Taste as Governor: Soy Sauce in Late Chosŏn and Colonial Korea” (featured as part of the Taste and Technology in East Asia roundtable), explores the production, consumption, and class implications of soy sauce in Korea from the 18th to the 20th century, a period which included an influx of Japanese commodities on the Korean market as a result of colonization, as well as the more general effects of industrialization on a nation who had brewed their own soy sauce from the early modern period.

Podcast Dispatches from Issue 20.4: Coline Ferrant

For our third series of podcasts produced in collaboration with Meant to Be Eaten on Heritage Radio Network, we sit down (virtually) with authors who contributed to our final issue of 2020, which continues to feature COVID-19 Dispatches, but also original research articles around the themes of “Working with Ingredients”, “Taste and Technology in East Asia”, “Excursions”, and “Dolce”.

For this episode, Collective Co-Chair Daniel Bender is joined by Coline Ferrant, whose article, “Food Desert or Food Oasis?: Insights from Mexican Chicago” (featured in Excursions), draws on interviews with Chicago residents of Mexican origin to examine the framework of food access and acquisition in “Mexican Chicago”, and to interrogate the linguistic implications of terms like “food deserts” and “food oases”.

Winter 2020, Volume 20 Number 4

Editorial Letter | Eric C. Rath

COVID-19 DISPATCHES
The Anxiety Kitchen, or Cooking for the People I Cannot Hug | Erica Berry

Looking for Relief | Caitlin McGill

Migration and Meal Boxes | Saanjh Gupta

The Food and COVID-19 NYC Archive: Mapping the Pandemic’s Effect on Food in Real Time | Amy Bentley and Stephanie Borkowsky

Decoding Miracle Food Cures for COVID-19 | Adrienne Bitar

“Do You Deliver?” Teaching a Culinary Arts Internship Course in Brooklyn as New York City Became the COVID-19 Epicenter | David Goldberg

Food and Art in Times of Crisis | Yael Raviv

Staff Meal in the Time of COVID-19 | Elizabeth Moroney

WORKING WITH INGREDIENTS
Salmon on the Table | John Gifford

Chicken for Everyone? A Cultural Political Economy of the Popularity of Chicken Meat in Bolivia | Sarah Kollnig

Viniculture, Social Justice, and the Environment | Scott Haas

TECHNOLOGY AND TASTE IN EAST ASIA
Technology and Taste in East Asia: An Introduction | Eric C. Rath

Taste as Governor: Soy Sauce in Late Chosŏn and Colonial Korea | Kyoungjin Bae

Numbing Aesthetics: Taste and Tempers of Peppercorn / Mountain Pepper / Sanshō | Lan A. Li

Technologies of Taste: Restaurant Guides, Diners, and Dining Halls in Interwar Tokyo | Eric C. Rath

EXCURSIONS
Food Desert or Food Oasis? Insights from Mexican Chicago | Coline Ferrant and Gary Alan Fine

Lucile’s Scrapbook: A Voyage around the World, 1937 | Daniel E. Bender

DOLCE
Respecting the Circle | Andrea Chase

Limoncello | Janine Certo

REVIEWS
Eat Joy: Stories & Comfort Food from 31 Celebrated Writers
edited by Natalie Eve Garrett, reviewed by Julieta Flores Jurado

Lost Feast: Culinary Extinction and the Future of Food
by Lenore Newman, reviewed by L. Sasha Gora

Leftovers: Eating, Drinking and Re-thinking with Case Studies from Post-war French Fiction
by Ruth Cruickshank, reviewed by Jennifer L. Holm

A Taste of Barcelona: The History of Catalan Cooking and Eating
by H. Rosi Song and Anna Riera, reviewed by Marta Manzanares Mileo

Food, Feminisms, Rhetorics
edited by Melissa A. Goldthwaite, reviewed by Jennifer O’Connor

The Food Sharing Revolution: How Start-Ups, Pop-Ups, and Co-Ops Are Changing the Way We Eat
by Michael S. Carolan, reviewed by Chloé Poitevin-DesRivières

Flavors of Empire: Food and the Making of Thai America
by Mark Padoongpatt, reviewed by Lok Siu

Podcast: COVID-19 Dispatches #7

For the seventh episode of our podcast series, produced in collaboration with “Meant to be Eaten” on Heritage Radio Network and dedicated to dispatches from the food world in reaction to the first months of the pandemic (the focus of recently published 20.3 issue), issue editor Bob Valgenti is joined by Dr. Saumya Gupta to discuss her essay, Lockdown Destitution: Delhi, March 2020, in which she describes the enormous challenges faced by millions of working class people in response to India’s national lockdown in March this year, many of whom were forced to flee their cities – places of informal employment (much of it related to selling food, but not deemed “essential” under lockdown) – and the precariousness of education in a country marked by a stark divide in access to the technologies required to accomplish remote learning.

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