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An Edible Map

An Edible Map l a g n i a p p e | david jouris An Edible Map A n Edible Ma p •Cereal • •Coupeville Forks • Cranberry Browning Littlefork• • Mayo • Isles • Marengo Newburg • Cook • Cook • Straw Beanville • Cornish Fried Blackberry • • •Dixie Cooks • • • • •Gervais • Blueberry • Feeding• • Scone Wild Rice Olive Bismarck •Range Three Forks Lime • Hills • Nonpareil • • Sweet Sears Rusk Cookville Clove• • •Commons • • • • • Canning Shell• • •• • Cream • Coquille •Melba Jam • Kabob• Oniontown Bakersville Frost Buffalo •Muttonville • • Plat• Grape Custards Forks of Salmon Pumpkin Center • Curry Grill Cookstown • •• • Kalo • Nectarine Cress • Honeydew • Castana • • •Leektown Sandwich Celeryville• Rosette • • • • • Mustard• Chewsville Pepper • • Baxter Walnut• Mace Honeyville Jelly • • Surprise• • •Corning Berry • • Adlai Chantilly Bacon Yampa • Pimento Kitchen • Tomales Pinenut • • • • Lemons Fruitland Cook • • • • Spice Topping • • • Gnaw • • • Currant Sugarville Sugar Kensington •Rice Napoleon Farina Bone Rabbit Cracker • •Glace Barley • Aromas • City Duff • Hash Ice• Suncook Herbs • • • • Blanch Chip Rye• • • • • •Raisin Cook Station• • • • Lamb Taffy •Basil Fries Toast • • Panoche Peck• Gumbo Mint Charlotte Bayleaf • Gloucester • • Greens• • Hominy• • •Tomato • Fruitland • Yum Yum •Dill Mayo Oats • Chili • • Peel Sage • • • Persimmon Peak Corn Greasy Orange Cherry • • • • Bread Springs • • • Rocket Muscadine Strawberry • Cookietown Apple • • • • • Durian Eggville Pie Town Dateland • •Veal • Platter Almond •• Hero Ginger Five Roll • Noodle Crisp • Forks •Four Rosemary •Service • • • • Forks • • • Okra • Lollipop Baker Saucier Two Egg Spuds• •Plateau • Pancake Link • • • Supreme Citronelle •Tangerine Oatmeal• • Salty • Creole • Mango•• • • Picnic Comal• Plum Sugar Land • Coconut •Corkscrew Sandia Cebolla • • Granada • •Vainilla N Vegetales • © 1994 David Jouris / Peripheral Vision Food is an important part of a balanced diet. —Fran Lebowitz S P R I N G 2001 Looks can be deceiving—it’s eating that’s believing. —James Thurber Pie town, nm, got its name because a baker, known for his pies, advertised his specialty with a big sign on the highway at this site. Although this small town probably isn’t large enough to have an elite class, one has a keen suspicion of what they would be called if it did. Alas, now there’s no filling or lower crust either, as pies are no longer being sold in Pie Town. In order to be able to receive mail directly in their own community, the residents of what is now Tomato, ar, gathered in the general store to decide on a name. It’s said that during the discussion, a young woman happened to look at a can of tomatoes and suggested “Tomato” as the name. GASTR O N O M I CA Local historians have no trouble accepting this story; as far as they are concerned, all of the controversy centers upon who the young woman was. There are two principal theories on how Chewsville, md, got its name. The first is that the town was named by Colonel Peregrine Fitzhugh for the Chew family. Fitzhugh was about as close to the family as he could get without being born into it––his wife was a Chew daughter. There are also strong proponents of the theory that “Chew” was a mistaken pronunciation of the name Fitzhugh. If so, one can imagine that the garbled version occurred when someone heard the name Fitzhugh from a person who was talking with their mouth full. Gnaw Bone, in, despite some of the colorful stories one could imagine, seems most likely to be named after the French city of Narbonne. From David Jouris’s All Over the Map, Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 1994. Reprinted by permission. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture University of California Press

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