Food for these times

MysteryCake.jpgIf you haven’t yet had your fill of sinful sweets and savory dishes this holiday season, feast on the University of Chicago Press’s always satisfying food and gastronomical offerings.

For a hearty main course, we recommend starting with an excerpt from Cuisines of the Axis of Evil and Other Irritating States: A Dinner Party Approach to International Relations (Globe Pequot Press, 2008) by Chris Fair, SB’91, AM’97, PhD’04. If you’re hungry for more, why not order Sylvia Lovegren’s Fashionable Food: Seven Decades of Food Fads and try out her depression-era canned soup recipe for Mystery Cake?

Bon appétit.


Photo courtesy of the University of Chicago Press.

December 19, 2008