The Utne Reader is featuring an interview with Darra Goldstein, the editor of my favorite food magazine, Gastronomica. Goldstein is also a professor of Russian studies at Williams College and has authored four cookbooks. A sample of the interview:
...There is a place for a deeper and darker exploration of issues surrounding food. With the trade magazines people want to be entertained and enter a fantasy world. Itâs a larger problem with American cultureâthe happy face, as though we should always be smiling. Smiling is good, but we also need to explore things critically and analytically. When you talk about food, the pleasure component is important, but there are also problems of hunger, food security, the environment, the food chain and the toxins that are introduced into it. These issues need to be explored.
Gastronomica won the 2007 Utne Independent Press Award for social/cultural coverage.
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Great post, but you forgot Dutch Monkey!
I give you an Incomplete on this assignment. Where is Dutch Monkey donuts?