Spring 2005, Volume 5, Number 2

Spring 2005, Volume 5, Number 2

from the editor
Weighing In | Darra Goldstein

borborygmus
Rumblings from the World of Food

orts and scantlings
Missing Delicacies | Mark Morton

feast for the eye
Challenging Consumption: Kara Walker’s Keys to the Coop | Alisa Swindell

poem
“Shelf Life” and “Carbohydrate Vincit Omnia” | Joan Digby

forum
Antipodean Psittacophagy: An Exchange | Paul van Reyk and Bruce Boehrer

diet
Recipes for Dyspepsia | Nancy Pick

working on the food chain
In Search of the Perfect Peach | John Grossmann

memoir
The Unbearable Lightness of Wartime Cuisine | Alma Marin

psychology
Why A Chef? A Journey into the Darkest Regions of the Kitchen | Scott Haas

investigations
Consuming Passions: Eating and the Stage at the Fin de Siècle | Laurence Senelick
Monuments to the Birds: Dovecotes and Pigeon Eating in the Land of Fields | Jane Canova

commerce
Artful Dodges | Jeri Quinzio

americana
Bonac Clam Pie | Brian Halweil

origins
Wedding Cake: A Slice of History | Carol Wilson

food play
From Une assiette poétique | Tzu Chen Chen, Eric Egron, and Dora Maltz

libations
Loose on the High Seas: Covert Winemaking on the Wawona | Joe Follansbee

prose
Sadie’s Tomatoes | Jack Foster

fundamentals
Mesquite Flour: New Life for an Ancient Staple | Peter Felker

chef’s page
An Interview with Michael Mina | Jonathan Hayes

at the movies
Movies to Eat Carrots By | Rebecca L. Epstein

review essay
Eating Well in the Italian Kitchen | Fred Plotkin

the bookshelf
Books in Review

lagniappe
Dark Thoughts | Peggy Diggs

Cover: Julia Jacquette, “Fruit and Jello Platter” (1997), enamel on wood, 22″ x 28″, courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Bill Orcutt.