Catherine Price reviews John T. Lang’s “What’s So Controversial about Genetically Modified Food?” She suggests that the book uses GM debates as an entry point to examine the whole of the food system.
Jessica Carbone reviews Henry Notaker’s “A History of Cookbooks: From Kitchen to Page over Seven Centuries,” a book which she argues is a biography of the cookbook genre.
In this sixth issue of the Journal, Editor-in-Chief Emily Contois considers the future of food studies alongside its past and present, asking, “What futures does food studies enable us to imagine?”
In this article, Jessica Loyer provides a closer look at the history of America’s original super berry, revealing striking parallels with today’s search for the next superfood and offers insights into the foundation of this trend.
In an age of visual excess, technology creates a pull towards both nostalgia and futurism. In this article, Jenny L. Herman explores how digital media platforms such as Instagram accelerate and expand social trends at a pace that leaves both markets and minds spinning.
In this article, L. Sasha Gora asks, how does the cookbook represent Nordic food and the region from which it comes? How does the composition of the book as a whole shape not only what is considered Nordic food, but also the Nordic region?
In this creative and experimental Food-Stuff piece, Emily Farr and Maya Hey engage in a “relay writing” conversation on the the intangibles that make up the multispecies, multi-scalar processes of fermentations.
In this Food-Stuff piece, Journal editors Emily Contois and Katherine Hysmith chat about knowledge and expertise, writing for academic and public audiences, and what the future of food studies and social media might hold.
This essay on life, farming, and food accompanies Sarah Cramer’s original painting, “CSA Box Turtle, 2016.”
In this Food-Stuff essay, Alexandra Rodney critically reflects on the “Social Assistance Food Budget Challenge” assignment she designed for her course “Canadian Foodways.”