Love Your Food

Celebrating sustenance three times a day


| May/June 2002


No. 111

THE JOY OF EATING | By Jay Walljasper
Rediscovering the childlike wonder of food.


  • THIS AMERICAN MEAL(Available in print only) | By Karen Lehman
    Want to know the real story behind a typical American dinner? It's not a pretty picture-but it could be.
  • HOME GROWN | By Karen Olson
    From Ohio to Brazil, communities enrich themselves by embracing local food.
  • SLOW FOOD'S PLEASURE PRINCIPLES(Available in print only) | By Alexander Stille, The Nation From Italy with love, to a table near you.
  • HAPPY MEALS | By Alice Waters
    Want to start the food revolution? Invite your family to share a meal together.
  • FOOD FAST (NOT FAST FOOD) | By Andy Steiner
    From Tokyo take-out to Julia Butterfly Hill's Kitchen, three healthy ways to grab a quick bite.
  • YOU AND YOUR FOOD(Available in print only) | By Renee Lertzman, The Sun
    Finally, a diet expert who prescribes chocolate-one piece at a time.

Features

MORE GREAT AMERICAN HANG-OUTS
From the Jersey shore to San Francisco's Rainbow Grocery, our readers uncover some great American hang-outs.

HUEY FREEMAN: AMERICAN HERO(Available in print only) | By John Nichols, The Nation
America's leading dissident just may be a cartoon character.

  • SERIOUS ABOUT THE FUNNIES | By Chris Dodge
    Comics Journal covers cartoons like nobody else.

THE WAY OF THE WACKO(Available in print only) | By Jon Spayde
Crazy Wisdom! Not all our problems can be solved by rational thought.

  • WISE FOOLS | By Chris Dodge (Available in print only), Karen Olson, and Jon Spayde (Available in print only)
    A pantheon of crazy thinkers, loveable tricksters, and spiritual provocateurs.

SHOWDOWN IN CHOCTAW COUNTY | By Jacob Levenson, Oxford American
A weary social worker fights an AIDS epidemic in rural Alabama.

DR. VIRCHOW'S CURE | By Jeremiah Creedon
A 19th-century doctor prescribed an effective strategy for public health. We need to rediscover it today.

New Planet

FREE AT LAST! By Leif Utne
How the growing 'copyleft' movement could reshape society with its fresh approach to intellectual property rights.

GREEN BEER By Craig Cox
We have quaffed the future of beer, and it is delicious.

NOW, THAT'S REAL HOMELAND SECURITY! By Gar Smith, Earth Island Journal
Like to feel safe again, Americans? Here are 16 surefire ways.

ROCK THE CASBAH(Available in print only) By Jim Motavalli, The Nation
Arabic music brings the world closer together.

A GI BILL FOR ALL OF US By Craig Cox
Uncle Sam put thousands of veterans through college.
What about the rest of us?

UNRAVELING A HEALTH MYSTERY By Jack Armstrong
Understanding the mysterious methods of homeopathy.

IN AFGHANISTAN, SMALL IS NOW BEAUTIFUL
Village by village, a war-torn country rebuilds.

SIX WHO ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Remarkable biological pioneers.

SOAPBOX: MANDELA'S DREAM DEFERRED? By Mark Hertsgaard
Political transformation has moved ahead in South Africa, but social and economic progress is stagnant. What does this mean for the rest of the world?

Gleanings

A TRULY OUTSTANDING ARTICLE By Ray Nedzel, The Brooklyn Rail
Why our language has gone bombastic. In a word, it's amazing, huge, excellent. Unquestionably.

ANI ANSWERS(Available in print only) By Ani DiFranco, The Nation
How a righteous babe meets the press.

WHY I LIVE WITH MY MOTHER By Katie Haegele
Here A Gen Xer discovers there's no shame in going home again.

COFFEE, TOOL OF THE MAN By Amanda Huron
Yesterday's Fishwrap Could be Today's Oracle Here's a new way to stick it to your boss: Stop drinking coffee.

MINOT DINER By Bill Brown, Dream Whip
A 24-hour Dakota diner dishes up a real slice of Americana.