catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Tales from the Table

vol. 7, num. 4 :: 2008.02.22 — 2008.03.07

Individual, family, neighborhood, region, country—cultures form around food at a variety of levels.  How does food both separate us from each other and bring us together?



Cooking chicken wat

How international dishes can help us explore the world and acknowledge our limitations.


The food of the future

A Food-a-Rac-a-Cycle for every church…or a new way that leads to old understanding?


The color of cuisine

A reflection on the way oppression has shaped U.S. diets.

Give me my daily bread?

A prophetic prayer to feed the hungry in our communities and around the world.

The cultural cook

On exploring culture through cookbooks.

An unabridged and definitive history of food

From the discovery of food to the unexplored heights and depths of the edible universe.


Grant’s recommendations 2.22.08

Jim Wallis spreads the good news and the Conchords mock-rock NYC.

The flutter

A review of the film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly about rediscovering life after a paralyzing stroke.

Kirstin’s recommendations 2.22.08

Collage in the music of Liz Janes, the dissolution of racial prejudice in Monster’s Ball and cultural awareness in The Story of the Weeping Camel.


In case you missed it the first time

Dreaming in sugar

How food and identity are intertwined in Cristina Garcia?s Dreaming in Cuban.

A drive-thru epidemic

A review of the film Fast Food Nation directed by Richard Linklater.

The ABCs of fake family dining

A family tours the alphabet by eating out.

Weaving the web

Land, Farmer, Community: A Sacred Trust

Farmers in Japan practice natural agriculture...for world peace.


Patty Cake, Patty Cake, Baker’s SHAME

Mockery is a form of flattery…isn’t it? Photos of themed cakes from a 1956 cookbook.


Take this bread

An unlikely convert learns that believing and understanding don't always arrive at the same time.


daily asterisk

Even in a country you know by heart
its hard to go the same way twice
the life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.

Wendell Berry
“Traveling at Home” from Traveling at Home

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