Magazine


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

 

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

 


Cover: Photograph by Natalie Ross, North Carolina