Plums

A little food fiction about the impending ending of a relationship made obvious by—what else?!—a bowl of plums.

Sabrina’s Mouth

In this piece from novelist James Sturz, a man discovers flavors while describing his lover’s mouth as she chews on her hair, laps up yogurt, or kisses him.

Baby Boy A

Baby Boy A

Food writer Jess Thomson describes her ordeal when her son was born 2 months early and unable to eat. The healing process was not unlike modern feed lots.

Speck

Speck Mountain

James Sturz finds the sublime and the funny in the Italian province of South Tyrol, home of the Speck Festival and its famous speck ham mountain.

Love, Portuguese-Style

Portugal lover Catherine Reynolds, recounts how she fell in love with the country, its food, wine, and a very special man, who later became her husband.

Slim Pickin’

Writer Jess Thomson, a cherry-picking virgin, gets her chance but comes ill-equipped, faces tough famers, and returns home with no more than a handful.

Waiterly Conduct

Food writer and humorist Jess Thomson recounts her hilarious and daunting visit to the mecca of molecular gastronomy in the States: Grant Achatz’s Alinea.

Meat: The Pleasure of the Flesh

Meat: The Pleasures of the Flesh

Novelist, essayist, and food writer James Sturz writes about the pleasures of flesh—both animal and human—and their sometimes disquieting similarity.