Issue 68, Spring 2010

Issue 68, Spring 2010


Southern Food Vol. II

“For those of us who live to eat, these are hopeful times. Mindful eating is in vogue…. And there is hope in the pages of this magazine, populated by a diversity of contributors for whom food is caloric fuel, sure, but also a means of cultural expression, on par with music and literature.” — John T. Edge, guest editor

Essays by Diane Roberts, John Kessler, Michael Parker, Linda Wyman, Beth Ann Fennelly, Todd Kliman, and more. Fiction by Megan Mayhew Berman.

Additional contributors include Jack Hitt, Jack Pendarvis, Audrey Petty, Sam Eifling, and others.


Columns & Departments

Guest Editor’s Box
THIS LAND IS OUR LAND
by John T. Edge

South Toward Home
THE RICH GET THINNER, THE POOR GET FATTER
by Warwick Sabin

I Don’t Hate It!
BACKLASH ON A STICK
by Jack Pendarvis

Traditions
PEOPLE OF THE CAKE
by Diane Roberts

Night Shift
THIS IS NOT WHAT YOU DREAM
by Mamie Morgan

DIY
NOT JUST FOR BUSHWHACKERS
by Jack Hitt

Dining Out
THE GREAT WHITE HOPE
by Brett Anderson

Science
THE WIDE WORLD OF EATING DIRT
by Beth Ann Fennelly

Farming
THE OLD WAYS
by John Simpkins

Family
A PLACE AT THE TABLE
by Audrey Petty

Local
WHAT DO ARKANSANS EAT?
by Sam Eifling

Race
WHERE ARE ALL THE BLACK CHEFS?
by John Kessler

Yankee’s Corner
EVERYWHERE IS HOME
by Jason Sheehan

History
THE ORIGIN MYTH OF NEW ORLEANS CUISINE
by Lolis Eric Elie

Family
CULTURAL DISSONANCE
by Greg Bottoms

After the Storm
CELEBRATING SURVIVAL
by Keith Pandolfi


Features

THE OA MANUAL OF GOOD TASTE
Michael Parker, Kate Mooney, Marianne Gingher, Darcy Courteau, Dana Shavin, Matt Lee and Ted Lee, Brandon Reynolds, Jim Ruland, Linda Wyman, Wright Thompson, Richard T. Rauch, Wells Tower, Michael Chitwood, Alice Randall, David Lunde, Brad Watson

THE PERFECT CHEF
by Todd Kliman
When does a craving for the food of one mysterious cook become a full-blown obsession?

THE RIGHT COMPANY
a story by Megan Mayhew Bergman
A ravenous food critic might be the best companion you'll find in a quiet town. 


Cover: Photograph by Natalie Ross, North Carolina