Food for Thinkers: Your Complete 16-Course Tasting Menu Food for Thinkers: Your Complete 16-Course Tasting Menu

Food for Thinkers: Your Complete 16-Course Tasting Menu

by Nicola Twilley

February 4, 2011
~ Old Food ~

"Digging Up and Eating Fish in Qatar" (Colleen Morgan at Middle Savagery)
"De Condimentis (8): Food History" (Tom Nealon of Cruditas at Hilobrow)
"Medieval Soldiers Illuminate Modern Stunting" (Jeremy Cherfas at Agricultural Biodiversity Weblog)
"Why Do I Write About Food?" (Rachel Laudan at Rachel Laudan: A Historian's Take on Food and Food Politics)
"The Way to a Good Tourist's Heart is Through Their Stomach" (Kitty Sutcliffe at Boring History Girl)

~ New Food ~
~ Non-Food ~
food rocks, in both a literal and non-literal sense

"And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Our Bread" (Drew Tewksbury at Das Blog)
"Food for Thinkers: Takes a Geologic Turn" (Smudge Studio at Friends of the Pleistocene)

~ Fictional Food ~

~ Law & Order: The Food Unit ~
crime and Nutraloaf, with a cameo appearance from George Clooney

"Distributed Bureau of Agricultural Crime Investigation" (Alex Trevi at Pruned)
"WANTED! Prison Food Writers" (Bryan Finoki of Subtopia at GOOD)

~ Food Cultures ~
sausages and sweet tea as a vehicle for pride, resistance, and self-loathing
~ Food and the Shape of Space ~
from dinner tables and city streets to the surface of the planet

"Spaces of Food #1: Agriculture On-The-Go and the Reformatting of the Planet" (Geoff Manaugh at BLDGBLOG)
"Spaces of Food #3: The Mushroom Tunnel of Mittagong" (Geoff Manaugh at BLDGBLOG)
"Spaces of Food #5: Madeira Odorless Fish Market and the Templehof Ministry of Food" (Geoff Manaugh at BLDGBLOG)
"Five Borough Farm" (Urban Omnibus)
"Food As Eating Choreography" (Daniel Fernández Pascual at Deconcrete)
"Food As Public Space Editor" (Daniel Fernández Pascual at Deconcrete)
"Food As Geopolitical Subjugation" (Daniel Fernández Pascual at Deconcrete)

~ Activity Break: Design Challenge! ~

"What If Your Food Hired an Architect to Redesign Your Kitchen" (Nicholas Sowers of Soundscrapers at GOOD)
"What Should Food Look Like?" (Alexandra Lange at Design Observer)
"Food and Architecture" (David Garcia at David Garcia Studio)

~ The Manifesto Course ~
~ The Ethical Epicure ~
on the (a)morality of food: supermarket gray zones and plant pain

"Panic in Aisle Five" (James A. Reeves of Big American Night at GOOD)
"The Cyborg Ethics of Eating" (Tim Maly at Quiet Babylon)
"High-Futurist Cyborg Syrup" (T. Vanderkemp at Echo and Boom)

~ The Communal Table ~
food to bring people (and data) together

"What Does It Mean To Write About Food Today" (Evan Kleiman at KRCW's Good Food blog)
"Why I Write About Food: Creating Community" (Danielle Gould at Food+Tech Connect)
"What Does It Mean To Write About Food Today?" (Annie Wang at Frites and Fries)

~ The Proustian Madeleine ~
memoirs of a restaurant critic, a timid shopper, and more
~ Writing About Writing About Food ~

"Wait, How Many Cooks Spoil the Broth?" (Laura Brunow Miner of Pictory at GOOD)
"On Food and Writing" (Jeremy Cherfas at Another Bastard Weblog)
"On Food Writing" (Aki Kamozawa and Alex Talbot at Ideas in Food)
"Has the Food Fetish Gone Too Far" (Lisa Bramen at Food & Think)
"Eating: A Fact of Life" (Dan Pashman of The Sporkful)

~ Surprising Subgenres ~
~ Exotica ~
postcards from foreign lands

"Bring In Da Ponk!" (Jessica Helfand at Design Observer)
"Spaces of Food #4: Betel Nut Beauties" (Geoff Manaugh at BLDGBLOG)

~ Don't Forget Your Leftovers! ~

Thank you for all your comments and tweets—please feel free to keep telling me what you enjoyed, disagreed with, and felt I missed! And a huge thank you to all the talented and generous people who shared their writing here on GOOD during Food for Thinkers week.
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Food for Thinkers: Your Complete 16-Course Tasting Menu