Digest: A Journal of Foodways and Culture, online since 2012, was founded in 1977 by the Foodways Section of the American Folklore Society. It welcomes the exchange of ideas and resources among food writers, scholars, and students in diverse disciplinary areas of interest and practice, including teaching, museum curation, archiving, and professional culinary arts. The journal aims to promote, stimulate, and encourage study of the cultural and social dimensions of food production, preparation, consumption, and other aspects of food use, and often emphasizes food’s role in individual and group expression. Digest publishes peer reviewed lead essays, research notes, reviews of relevant media and productions, and creative endeavors such as photo-text essays, contextualized or interpreted recipes, podcasts, representations of food-related archival collections and other assemblages.
The editors are currently soliciting manuscripts for a special issue titled “Edible Pedagogies” on the intersections of food and pedagogy. How do people use food as a part of their classes? In what way(s) can food be a useful tool to facilitate teaching and learning? We welcome research, discussions, and analysis of the many ways scholars of food and foodways make their study a part of their classes. Submissions may include research articles, notes and commentaries, works-in-progress, case studies, and more. Contact lead editor Theresa Vaughan ([email protected]) or guest editor Mike Lange ([email protected]).