Great southern writing about great southern food
If you have any interest in either of the above, run get the new issue of Oxford American magazine, guest-edited by John T. Edge. Mine just came and I'm just getting started--have already enjoyed contributions by Padgett Powell (musings on ice) and the great poet Yusef Komunyakaa (a prose essay on returning home, and cooking raccoon). Too much more to report now.
My Oxford American just came too, and I've read a few bits. I have been waiting and waiting for the food issue. Before it went belly-up the 2nd time, this was to have been the next issue. I'm so glad they're back; it's an excellent, excellent magazine. This is supposedly a magazine devoted to Southern writing, but it's really just good writing. A fine literary magazine. BTW, I've always felt "Southern writing" was a meld of heat, humidty, kudzu and dysfunctional families. Oh, and there's usually a mule involved.