Fall 2003, Volume 3, Number 4

Fall 2003, Volume 3, Number 4

from the editor
Transitory Pleasures | Darra Goldstein

borborygmus
Rumblings from the World of Food

orts and scantlings
Coffins, Pipkins, and Pottles | Mark Morton

feast for the eye
A Persian Banquet | Katie M. Ziglar

poem
There Is No Fat in Heaven | Caroline Banks

hunger
The Fine Art of Feeding the Hungry | Dianne Jacob

investigations
The Baptism of Wine | A. Lynn Martin
The Sweet Seduction of Sin: Food, Sexual Desire, and Ideological Purity in Alexander Tarasov-Rodionov’s Shokolad | Ronald D. LeBlanc

the senses
Notes from a Wine Tasting | Matthew Latkiewicz

the media
‘La grande bouffe’: Cooking Shows as Pornography | Andrew Chan

photographs
Home Cooks | Lynda Banzi

taste
Vegemite, Soldiers, and Rosy Cheeks | Kay Richardson
Vegemite as a Marker of National Identity | Paul Rozin and Michael Siegal

origins
Argan Oil: A Moroccan Flavor Rediscovered | Kitty Morse

community
Starbucks and Rootless Cosmopolitanism | Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft

personal history
Binge | Anna M. Shih

libations
Grüner Veltliner | Karen King

americana
The First Thanksgiving | Andrew F. Smith

pastimes
Matsutake Gari: Hunting for Mushrooms in a New West | Jessica MacMurray

chef’s page
Chez Henri, Cambridge, MA | Paul O’Connell

notes on vintage volumes
10 Ways to Cook Oyster Crabs and 9990 Other Recipes | Jan Longone

review essays
The Obesity Epidemic | Susan Allport
Chinese Food Culture Today | Chris Berry

the bookshelf
Books in Review

lagniappe
Diner Slang | John Clarke

Cover: Fausto Zonaro (1854-1929), Girl with a Pumpkin (detail). Courtesy of Sakip Sabanci Museum, Sabanci University, Istanbul.