In this article, Nick Dreher applies Lisa Heldke’s analytic of “cultural food colonialism” to the case of matcha in the contemporary United States.
In this article, Grace Krause applies Mary Louise Pratt’s concept of “contact zones” to the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893.
In this Food-Stuff essay, Priya Vadi reviews “The Search for General Tso,” a documentary film that seeks to locate the man behind the famous chicken dish.
In this Food-Stuff essay, Jeffrey Rubel explores three stories of fish preservation, separated by history but bound together by science.
In this multimedia collaboration, Sophia Hagolani-Albov and Megan Resler narrate the view from Helsinki’s “secret gardens.”
Anastasia Day reviews Amy B. Trubek’s “Making Modern Meals: How Americans Cook Today,” a book that problematizes the concept of cooking at every turn.
Will Payne reviews Robert Ji-Song Ku’s “Dubious Gastronomy: The Cultural Politics of Eating Asian in the USA,” a book that illuminates the many cultural and political hazards inherent in Asian-American cuisine.
Jennifer Lacy-Nichols reviews Marion Nestle’s “Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning),” a book that explores the political strategies used by the soft drink industry.
Romina Delmonte reviews Jean Pierre Poulain’s “The Sociology of Food: Eating and the Place of Food in Society,” as translated by Augusta Dörr, which reads as a theoretical essay and an introductory guide to sociologies of food.
Jeffrey Rowe reviews Alison Hope Alkon and Julie Guthman’s edited volume “The New Food Activism: Opposition, Cooperation, and Collective Action,” which he reads as a call to action.