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Issue Six Contributors

F. J. Bergmann
Elaine Chiew
Larry Crist
Marguerite Dorian
Pintip Hompluem
   Dunn
David Frauenfelder
Kathlyn Furuya
Jeff Green
Lauren Grodstein
Nancy Hathaway
Karyn Crispo Jones
Shanley Erin Kane
Susan Kelly-DeWitt
Kim Dana Kupperman
Linda Lappin
Dennis H. Lee
David Leite
Pat Lynch
Joanne Barrie Lynn
Ginny MacKenzie
Amy McDaniel
Michelle Morgan
James Norcliffe
Ellen Morris Prewitt
Penelope Schwartz
   Robinson
Arra Lynn Ross
David Schuman
Tyrone Shaw
Ana Maria Shua
Elizabeth Anne
   Socolow
Steven J. Stewart
Penina Ava Taesali
Noga Tarnopolsky
Toni Thomas
Kerry Trautman
Gary J. Whitehead

ISSUE SIX Summer 2008


Our first color illustrated story, The Flying Omelet, by Marguerite Dorian; interview with writer and food Website guru David Leite; poems by Anna Maria Shua translated by Steven J. Stewart; an udon maker romance by Elaine Chiew; Pintip Hompluem Dunn's Thai tale of food and marriage; Linda Lappin's moonlit night with pane & pecorino; and F.J. Bergmann visits the Bistro at the End of the Unified Field Theory.

Plus: spoon up peyote soup and become one with the universe; notes on gefilte fish; slaying your own dinner; a love affair with bacon; zebras make plum jelly; how to eat found food; mango memories; and much more... 33 writers & poets.


Issue Six excerpts...


From The Freedom of Found Food by Ellen Morris Prewitt

We roamed the pastures of Mamo's farm, we weaved in and out of neighbors' trees, we even sampled from our own front yards. Like the scavengers we were, we'd examine, but not eat, the onions at the end of the onion grass. We ate flower petals—velvety—and, on our walk to Power Elementary School, we'd lick the pollen butter from the buttercups—a dry, powdery disappointment. Likewise for wild strawberries—the little knots had no taste at all. At least the mimosa beans that we crunched while Mother was learning to play tennis on the public courts tasted like dirt. But taste wasn't the point, was it, or why tackle the bitter persimmon?


From Portuguese Sauce by Anna Maria Shua
translated from the Spanish by Steven J. Stewart

A quarrelling couple has guests over. There's chicken with Portuguese sauce. The wife serves the white meat to the male guest and offers him the sauce. The husband is suspicious of his wife. With exaggerated courtesy he offers sauce to the female guest. The wife is suspicious of her husband. She insists on adding sauce to the male guest's plate. The guests are highly suspicious of the chicken.


From Killing Lambchop by Penelope Schwartz Robinson

When it comes to food animals are craven. A pile of corn and it's every gander for himself. In the rush, I grabbed a goose by the neck and scooped her into the grain sack. This sounds easier than it was. The goose and I both went down, but I held on. I jammed her into the bag, scrambled to my feet and having twisted the top, threw the writhing bundle over my shoulder. I held on with both hands and ran from the yard, kicking the gate shut behind me.


From The Flying Omelet by Marguerite Dorian

illustarted page of The Flying Omelet