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September 21, 2009 Issue

Cover art by: Cover and issue design by Steven Brower, cover and issue illustrations by Tim Robinson


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  • Books & the Arts

    The Female Gourmet

    A movie about women's struggle to express their gifts through work? Delicious.

    Katha Pollitt

  • Cornucopia Blues

    How will the good-food revolution move beyond its evangelical phase?

    Brent Cunningham

  • Aracataca and Sucre

    Will narrowed on a single object and fixed in the face of adversity--such is the recurring story of Gabriel García Márquez's work and life.

    William Deresiewicz
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  • Letters


    Four-Star Food Favorites

    We invited readers to tell us about their most beloved food institutions.

    Our Readers