20 May 2017

  [Pic: Invasion of the Omega Fatty Acids 2015 52x42 cm paper collage, pencil, ink. Max Dingle] This edition of Compost has several articles I have come across in the last month that talk about the lack of diversity in food writing and dining. I haven’t put my usual commentary with them because I find the …

A tale of two picnics: a riff on Mary Douglas’ Deciphering a Meal

A tale of two picnics: A riff on Mary Douglas’ Deciphering a Meal. If she’d thought about it, Gertrude Stein might have written ‘A picnic is a picnic is a picnic’. But for the anthropologist Mary Douglas, a picnic, like a Tolstoyan family, is a picnic in its own way. In her 1972 article Deciphering …