Spring 2020, Volume 20 Number 1

FROM THE EDITOR
Editor’s Letter | Simone Cinotto

STREET MARKETS, STREET FOOD: MOBILITY AND DIVERSITY OUT IN THE OPEN
SOAS Address: Rethinking Street Vending | Krishnendu Ray

Chiles, Markets, and the Liveliness of the City | Sandra C. Mendiola García

Looking Backward to Go Forward | Jane Battersby

Epilogue: A Roundtable on Street Vending | Noah Allison and Jaclyn Rohel

FOOD, CULTURE, AND NATION
In a Basiji Kitchen: Halal Jello, Biomorality, and Blessing in the Islamic Republic of Iran | Rose Wellman

Some Tasting Notes on Year-Old Sushi: Funazushi, Japan’s Most Ancient and Potentially Its Most Up-to-Date Sushi | Eric C. Rath

Cooking Irish in the People’s Republic of China | Paul Lewis

Oyster Shells on a Plate | Courtney Nzeribe

POLITICS AND ETHICS OF TASTE
What Is a Superfood Anyway? Six Key Ingredients for Making a Food “Super” | Melinda Butterworth, Georgia Davis, Kristina Bishop, Luz Reyna, and Alyssa Rhodes

Confronting Whiteness in Kansas City’s Local Food Movement: Diversity Work and Discourse on Privilege and Power | Chhaya Kolavalli

A Summer in Newfoundland: Living Somewhat Locally | Victoria Dickenson

Fresh with Cabbage | Jaina Cipriano

MIGRANT FOOD MEMORIES
Interview with Kim Thúy: Secrets from My Vietnamese Kitchen: Simple Recipes from My Many Mothers | Anelyse M. Weiler

THE JOURNAL FOR FOOD STUDIES
A Literary History of the Mandarin Orange in Canada | Shelley Boyd, Nathalie Cooke, and Alexia Moyer

REVIEWS
Life on the Other Border: Farmworkers and Food Justice in Vermont
by Teresa M. Mares, reviewed by Jessica Carbone

The Georgian Feast: The Vibrant Culture and Savory Food of the Republic of Georgia (25th Anniversary Edition)
by Darra Goldstein, reviewed by Maya Moore

Canned: The Rise and Fall of Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry
by Anna Zeide, reviewed by Justin Nordstrom

GMOs Decoded: A Skeptic’s View of Genetically Modified Foods
by Sheldon Krimsky, reviewed by Gerardo Otero

Still Hungry in America
Photographs by Al Clayton, Text by Robert Coles, Introduction by Edward M. Kennedy, New Foreword, reviewed by Shannon Thomas Perich

Here Let Us Feast: A Book of Banquets
by M. F. K. Fisher, reviewed by Helen Zoe Veit

Introducing our new Acquisitions team

Are you a food studies student or scholar looking to get published, but you don’t know where to start?

Gastronomica is proactively seeking to increase the representation of early career scholars and authors from under-represented backgrounds, encompassing ethnic, gender, and abilities diversity. We are also seeking scholarship that addresses food experiences from the Global South and marginalized, underrepresented communities.

As one of only few journals managed through an editorial collective, Gastronomica has created an Acquisitions Cluster within the larger collective that aims to expand Gastronomica’s ability to showcase the broadest possible spectrum of ideas and voices, bridge the divide between academic scholarship and public engagement, and appeal to a diverse readership. 

The Gastronomica Acquisitions Cluster seeks to address existing structural inequities in academic journals, which disproportionately affect women, scholars from marginalized, “minority” backgrounds, and those from the Global South who work in institutions outside North America and Europe. We engage authors at conferences and food-related events, and through direct communications. We also work with authors by providing constructive feedback before submission and through the review process (as needed). By doing so, we aim at strengthening Gastronomica’s place in the publishing landscape as a stimulating, accessible publication with fresh ideas, unusual perspectives, original formats, exceptional writing, a diverse authorship, and a fair and respectful review process.

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Winter 2019, Volume 19 Number 4

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FROM THE EDITOR
Editor’s Letter | Amy B. Trubek

GASTRONOMIC TRANSLATIONS
Cookery and Copyright: A History of One Cookbook in Three Acts | Carrie Helms Tippen, Heidi S. Hakimi-Hood, and Amanda Milian

Gastronomic Practice in Zhang Tongzhi’s List of Jinling’s Delicacies | Andrea Montanari

Caravaggio’s Artichokes | Jesse Locker

CULINARY TRANSFORMATIONS
Icelandic Cake Fight: History of an Immigrant Recipe | Laurie K. Bertram

A Katsuobushi Story: Preserving Fish and Preserving Tradition | Ken Albala

Seaweed Consumption in the Americas | José Lucas Pérez-Lloréns

HOSPITABLE VISIONS
Digesting the Massacre: Food Tours in Palestinian Towns in Israel | Azri Amram

Restaurant 2.0 | Amy B. Trubek

BEER: FROM FIELD TO GLASS
Craft Beer’s Unlikely Alchemist | Theresa McCulla

Body and Soul of a Good Pint: A Note on Nordic Brewing and the Magic of Yeast | Nefissa Naguib

PHOTO ESSAY
Spice Trade 3.0: Exploring the Modern Spice Trade in Vietnam’s Northern Frontier | Sarah Turner, Mélie Monnerat, and Patrick Slack

REVIEWS
Modern Moonshine: The Revival of White Whiskey in the Twenty-First Century
Edited by Cameron D. Lippard and Bruce E. Stewart, reviewed by Douglas H. Constance

Beeronomics: How Beer Explains the World
By Johan Swinnen and Devin Briski, reviewed by Aaron Ellis

Capitalist Pigs: Pigs, Pork, and Power in America
By J.L. Anderson, reviewed by Thomas Fleischman

The Flavor of Wood: In Search of the Wild Taste of Trees from Smoke and Sap to Root and Bark
By Artur Cisar-Erlach, reviewed by Michael A. Lange

The New Food Activism: Opposition, Cooperation, and Collective Action
Edited by Alison Hope Alkon and Julie Guthman, reviewed by Brendan O’Neill

Feeding the Other: Whiteness, Privilege, and Neoliberal Stigma in Food Pantries
By Rebecca de Souza, reviewed by Andrea Solazzo

Chop Suey Nation: The Surprising History and Vibrant Present of Small-Town Chinese Restaurants from Victoria, BC, to Fogo Island, NL
By Ann Hui, reviewed by Koby Song-Nichols