Sisters and SpicesAugust 2015
The author on fiction as activism, feminism in Indian epics, and cooking to conjure a sense of home.
Helen Rosner: On Chicken TendersJune 2015
Boundaries of Taste: Perfection, performance, and the allure of the kids’ menu.
Red BrickMarch 2015
Sam wants to see the Mississippi River at night. He has heard of Tom Sawyer and he looks for him in the faces of boys they pass.
Jon Rubin: Conflict KitchenJanuary 2015
Chelsea Haines talks with artist Jon Rubin about the surprisingly controversial politics of serving Palestinian food in Pittsburgh.
Festival for the PigsDecember 2014
Soon a rumor spread through the city that a pig was riding on another pig, circling through the streets, commanding the riot.
Servings of Small ChangeJune 2014
The food writers on building a food movement that transcends class lines.
Peter Beck: Flavor FactoryOctober 2013
Jason wishes he were in Hawaii, and keeps his surf instructor's business card on his desk. Grace tests chemical samples for purity and remembers how much she hated communist Poland. Bob thinks about all the odors rising from the factory floor, but misses his favorite one.
Sophia Murphy: Land Grabs Spread Throughout Developing WorldMarch 2013
Hunger and human rights abuses threaten fragile rural communities.
Ed Winstead: More Than You Can ChewSeptember 2012
What the all-you-can-eat buffet tells us about misguided nostalgia, overcoming privation, and the RNC.
Michael T. Klare: The Hunger Wars in Our FutureAugust 2012
Heat, drought, rising food costs, and the chaos that could ensue.
Never EnoughApril 2012
The great eater, writer, and humorist Calvin Trillin remembers when journalism wasn't so respectable.