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The Global Gourmet

June 2008

Easter Lunch
By Gabriella Ghermandi
A man who cannot resist something hot on his tongue will not be able to resist the spicy character of an Ethiopian woman.
Translated from Italian by Brenda Porster
From “Comfort”
By Ronald Giphart
In previous centuries practically everybody got a regular and considerable dose of mind expansion because practically everybody ate rye bread.
Translated from Dutch by Michele Hutchison
Time Out for Blackberries
By Guillermo Saavedra
Illustrious tyranny of the peach:
Translated from Spanish by Michele McKay Aynesworth
Settling Accounts
By Paula Parisot
My father abandoned my mother a few months after I was born.
Translated from Portuguese by Clifford E. Landers
By Yuan Qiongqiong
Couldn’t sleep. She was lying on the bed, eyes closed, but she hadn’t the slightest sensation of sleepiness.
Translated from Chinese by Hsiang Hsu
From “Brains Confounded by the Ode of Abu Shaduf Expounded”
By Yusuf al-Shirbini
My people, why do I behold you of sweet rice with honey all unaware?
Translated from Arabic by Humphrey Davies
The End of Amsterdam’s Hunger Winter
By Robert Menasse
“The ape brought us the food,” Father said and added, after a pause, “and a book.”
The Hunger Artist: Feasting and Fasting with Gogol
By Darra Goldstein
The details of Gogol’s subsequent demise bring us into the realm of his most phantasmagoric stories.
Everyone Has Her Own Small Treasure
By Liliana Heker
Through the crack, you could see the smiling face of a gray-haired woman.
Translated from Spanish by Sheena Sood