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“The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell”—Zora Neale Hurston

Nicole Walker

Nicole Walker is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, USA. Her previous books include Canning Peaches for the Apocalypse (2017), Bending Genre: Essays on Creative Nonfiction (co-edited with Margot Singer, Bloomsbury, 2013), and Quench Your Thirst With Salt, winner of the 2011 Zone 3 nonfiction prize. Her work has appeared in Fence, the Iowa Review, Fourth Genre, Shenandoah, New American Writing, the Seneca Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. She has been granted a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Egg

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...As it is said of beauty, so it is said of the egg. Perhaps for both beauty and the egg it is what’s on the inside that counts. How do you draw the line between art/beauty and nature/egg? Possibly with hunger. The egg is a portable snack...

Epilogue

Dinah Lenney

Dinah Lenny is Editor-at-Large for the Los Angeles Review of Books and a faculty member at the Bennington Writing Seminar as well as the Rainier Writing Workshop. She is the author or editor of four books, including Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction (co-editor, 2015), The Object Parade (2015), and Bigger than Life: A Murder, a Memoir (2011). Her essays and reviews have been published in the Paris Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Rumpus, among other publications. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Coffee

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Book chapter

...It’s morning. There she is again, that woman in her robe, making extra coffee. She’s been making extra coffee for a while, she has—I have—Extra coffee for an extra-long moment; that’s all it is, she knows that; I know that, I do—Backing up...

Practices

Food Words : Essays in Culinary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...The term “practice” carries several meanings. In common usage, it refers to concrete doing (as opposed to abstract theorizing, for example) and to the repetitive doing of something to get better at it. Where researchers and intellectuals...

Introduction

Michelle Szabo

Michelle Szabo is Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology at Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shelley Koch

Shelley Koch is Associate Professor of Sociology at Emory & Henry College, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food, Masculinities, and Home: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Why this book? The terms masculinity and home are not closely associated in the Western imagination. “Home” has traditionally been women’s realm and continues to be associated in many ways with women’s presence and feminine care and duty...

Humpty Dumpty, revised

Nicole Walker

Nicole Walker is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, USA. Her previous books include Canning Peaches for the Apocalypse (2017), Bending Genre: Essays on Creative Nonfiction (co-edited with Margot Singer, Bloomsbury, 2013), and Quench Your Thirst With Salt, winner of the 2011 Zone 3 nonfiction prize. Her work has appeared in Fence, the Iowa Review, Fourth Genre, Shenandoah, New American Writing, the Seneca Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. She has been granted a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Egg

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Hypocrisy, thy name is human. I will sacrifice one species for the happiness of another. I recognize the trouble with procreating. More kids means more plastic, carbon, paper, cows, pigs, pizza. I am a resource sink. But I promise, I tell...

Introduction

Jonathan Rees

Jonathan Rees is Professor of History at Colorado State University - Pueblo, USA. He is the author of four books, including of Refrigeration Nation: A History of Ice, Appliances, and Enterprise in America (2013) and Industrialization and the Transformation of American Life: A Brief Introduction (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Refrigerator

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...“It’s lunchtime here in Stockholm. Let’s take a look at a random Swede’s fridge.” That particular Swede was named Heather Jonasson, and the fact that she had control of the official Twitter account of her entire country on February 24...

The Lactating Man

Mathilde Cohen

Mathilde Cohen is Professor of Law and the Robert D. Glass Research Scholar at the University of Connecticut, USA. Cohen is a Research Fellow at the CNRS, France. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Making Milk : The Past, Present, and Future of Our Primary Food

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...For helpful conversations and comments on earlier drafts, I am grateful to Amy DiBona, Elizabeth Emens, Beth Jones Connel, Yoriko Otomo, Joshua Perldeiner, and Darren Rosenblum. For excellent research assistance, I thank the University...

Coffee and the Jews

Dinah Lenney

Dinah Lenny is Editor-at-Large for the Los Angeles Review of Books and a faculty member at the Bennington Writing Seminar as well as the Rainier Writing Workshop. She is the author or editor of four books, including Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction (co-editor, 2015), The Object Parade (2015), and Bigger than Life: A Murder, a Memoir (2011). Her essays and reviews have been published in the Paris Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Rumpus, among other publications. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Coffee

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Book chapter

...During the Seder, it comes out that Maxwell House is responsible for the standard Haggadah—the most used if not exactly beloved. On that score, no Jew would go so far as to speak for the rest; what we’re famous for is disagreeing with each...

Convenience

Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sheffield, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food Words : Essays in Culinary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Convenience is often invoked within the business and marketing literature as an explanatory term in accounting for consumer behavior whether...

Sidewalk cooking eggs

Nicole Walker

Nicole Walker is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, USA. Her previous books include Canning Peaches for the Apocalypse (2017), Bending Genre: Essays on Creative Nonfiction (co-edited with Margot Singer, Bloomsbury, 2013), and Quench Your Thirst With Salt, winner of the 2011 Zone 3 nonfiction prize. Her work has appeared in Fence, the Iowa Review, Fourth Genre, Shenandoah, New American Writing, the Seneca Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. She has been granted a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Egg

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...I bought a “solar oven” as a last-minute Christmas gift for my daughter or for my son who may or may not have had one gift more than the other. This oven was meant to be the gift equalizer and I gave it to one of them, the daughter...