Still Life with Ham, by Philippe Rousseau, c. 1870. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1982.


Volume IV, Number 3 | summer 2011


Food Chains

Tracing the world travels of tomato, pepper, and coffee.



Paul Newman’s character amazingly eats fifty hard-boiled eggs in one hour in Cool Hand Luke. 141 hard-boiled eggs eaten in eight minutes is the actual world record, held by Joey Chestnut.

The belly is the reason why man does not mistake himself for a god.

—Friedrich Nietzsche, 1886