Translating Lives and Legacies in Food Culture

Writing about family or historical figures presents a delicate challenge: How can a new work remain faithful to the work and words of others? How can it retain their voices, and the spirit that animates their efforts? How much should the themes of these personal stories transcend their subjects? And, of course, what can you […]

What Do We Want From Cookbooks?

Cookbooks were once prescriptive: their primary function was simply to instruct. More recently, both cookbooks and food writing have grown more sophisticated and complicated, acknowledging that how we cook is at once deeply personal and inseparable from the broader contexts of culture and society. As the cookbook industry and food media move towards greater inclusivity […]