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The Global Feast: Writing about Food

May 2017

Image: JeeYoung Lee, Broken Heart. © 2017 JeeYoung Lee. By arrangement with the artist and Opiom Gallery.

Image: JeeYoung LeeBroken Heart. © 2017 JeeYoung Lee. By arrangement with the artist and Opiom Gallery.

This month we welcome you to a banquet of international food writing. From simple greens in the hushed rooms of a Buddhist temple to an anarchic cookout in a teeming slum, in shipwrecked solitude or a bustling refugee camp, there’s something on the menu to appeal to every palate. Forced to cook in her father’s dive restaurant, Ananda Devi‘s young girl finds revenge is a dish best served hot. Argentine sensation Mariana Enriquez gets to the meat of the national dish. Jeon Sungtae meditates on meals turned sacramental. Greek cooking authority Diana Farr Louis reports on sustenance both figurative and literal in refugee camps. Kanako Nishi has a bone to pick with table manners. Manuel Vázquez Montalbán channels a gourmand Robinson Crusoe. In two nostalgic memoirs, Prasanta Mridha remembers that Bangla street food is right up his alley, and Moshe Sakal recalls one happy childhood in two culinary traditions. We thank our epicurean guest editor, Rohan Kamicheril

We gratefully acknowledge the support of The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts.

A spoon with stringy bits of meat sits in a stew
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Large cuts of meat roast on a grill
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