From The Book of Difficult Fruit, which was published last month by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 1. My mother’s sister died of breast cancer when she was thirty-four and I…
From a sign posted inside Catnap, a café in Christchurch, New Zealand. So you’ve ordered a muffin. Our wobbly tabby cat Bea really likes muffins, so there are a few…
Farm to table: the history of food activism in the United States
By Robert Walser (1878–1956), from Girlfriends, Ghosts, and Other Stories, a collection that will be published next month by NYRB Classics. Translated from the German by Tom Whalen.
Tracing the wartime rise of ersatz butter
The Mexican government announces a state of emergency following a mass shrimp die-off in the Sea of Cortez
What can we do to address the collapsing global fishery?
Labeling our way to a clear conscience
The beatification of our daily bread