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

Food

Volume IV, Number 3 | summer 2011

Map

Food Chains

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

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Miscellany

As to why he didn’t drink water, an inebriated W.C. Fields purportedly responded, “Fish fuck in it.”

A woman should never be seen eating or drinking unless it be lobster salad and champagne, the only truly feminine and becoming viands.

—Lord Byron, 1812