Lost: Losing, Lost, Finding, Found

Lost: Losing, Lost, Finding, Found

Losing, Lost, Finding, Found Kerry Beth Neville Ireland The compass originates in China during the Han Dynasty (2nd c BC-1st c AD), and was called a “south-governor,” used not for navigation but fortune telling. How have the stars aligned for me? In his 1088 AD “Dream...
Lost: Tacos Arabes

Lost: Tacos Arabes

Tacos Arabes Huda Al-Marashi USA In the late 1990s, my husband and I moved to Guadalajara, Mexico as he was attending the local medical school. In our early twenties, California-raised children of Iraqi immigrants, we were both curious and delighted when we heard...
Seen: Bitter Melon in Oregon

Seen: Bitter Melon in Oregon

Bitter Melon in Oregon Elizabeth Enslin USA A tropical to subtropical vine, bitter melon (Momordica charantia) is one of the more challenging plants I attempt in our short growing season in northeastern Oregon. Early June storms often threaten as I poke the seeds into...
Seen: Adventures in the French Digestive Tract

Seen: Adventures in the French Digestive Tract

Adventures in the French Digestive Tract Peter Wortsman USA “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.” – Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin The cliché is that the French are obsessed with sex. But I would argue that if the French, and Parisians in...
Open: Eaten – Bola Nuts

Open: Eaten – Bola Nuts

Bola Nuts Ola Nubi England Illustrated by Sophia Khan USA The sun was hot on the back of my neck. Hunger stretched and yawned like an expectant embryo needing nourishment in my belly. I unwrapped the plantain from the newspaper, the smell teased my nostrils. Boli...