Fall 2006, Volume 6, Number 4

Fall 2006, Volume 6, Number 4

from the editor
Shared Tables | Darra Goldstein

borborygmus
Rumblings from the World of Food

orts and scantlings
Paronomastication | Mark Morton

feast for the eye
Inedible Edibles: The Artwork of Lotje de Lussanet | Cathy Coleman

celebrations
Family Gatherings | Richard Margolis

poem
On Fish and Houseguests | Jen Karetnick

americana
Benjamin Franklin and the American Turkey | Elizabeth Gawthrop Riely

visionaries
Vegetables Are Genius: A Zen Chef Cooks toward Enlightenment | Kelly Horan

investigations
Selling the Storied Stone Crab: Eating, Ecology, and the Creation of South Florida Culture | Nicolaas Mink
A Taste for Exotica: Maria Sibylla Merian’s Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium | Hannah Blumenthal

taste
Rumohr’s Falscher Rehschlegel: The Significance of Venison in German Cuisine | Ursula Heinzelmann

lives
Around the World to Our Kitchen Table | Ame Gilbert

local fare
First You Make a Roux | Terri Pischoff Wuerthner

photographs
Still Lifes | Paul Cary Goldberg

technology
Better Dining through Chemistry | Scott Haas

libations
Unicum: A Drink with a Past | Carolyn Bánfalvi

humor
Black Heaven | Larry Tritten

chef’s page
Mas, New York City | Galen Zamarra

notes on vintage volumes
Jelly Jammers, Pie Birders, and Other Passionate Collectors | Jan Longone

forum
Ruminations on the State of American Food History | Sandra Oliver
Culturing Food | Susan Tax Freeman

the bookshelf
Books in Review

lagniappe
Gustatory Maps | Wesley Dean and Sammy Zahran

Cover: Paula Rego, The Soldier’s Daughter, 1987. Acrylic on paper on canvas. 213.4 x 152.4 cm. Copyright the artist, courtesy of Marlborough Fine Art (London) Ltd.