Still Life with Ham, by Philippe Rousseau, c. 1870. The Metropolitian Museum of Art, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1982.


Volume IV, Number 3 | summer 2011


Food Chains

Tracing the world travels of tomato, pepper, and coffee.



“I am the emperor, and I want dumplings,” said Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria. His only lucid remark, the historian A. J. P. Taylor thought.

The belly is the reason why man does not mistake himself for a god.

- Friedrich Nietzsche, 1886


LQ Podcast

#56 Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Pulitzer Prize–winning historian speaks with Lewis Lapham about her latest book, The Bully Pulpit. More