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.
Vol. 9 No. 2 (2022): Fall 2022
Folkloristic Perspectives on Foodways and Comfort During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Guest edited by Lucy M. Long
Digest has been published by the American Folklore Society Foodways Section since 1977. From 1977-2008, it was published as a print newsletter and then journal. You can access copies of these issues through the following link: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/handle/2022/13619
Beginning in Fall 2012, Digest moved to an online-only open-access journal. In this new format, the volume number was reset to 1. Volumes 1-6 of the online journal were housed by Champlain College. These issues have now been migrated to the IU Scholarworks platform and are available by clicking on "Archives."
Beginning with Issue 7 of the online series, we began publishing the journal through IU Scholarworks Open Access Journal System, where you currently find it.
If you have any questions about where to find an issues or a specific article, please contact Lead Editor Theresa A. Vaughan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to thank all the previous editors and contributors to Digestsince its inception in 1977 for all of their work and advancement of foodways studies. Folklore as a discipline was among the first to explore foodways and culture, and we are pleased to continue with that legacy.
PLEASE NOTE: AT THIS TIME, PLEASE SUBMIT ITEMS TO THE EDITOR DIRECTLY, RATHER THAN SUBMITTING THEM THROUGH ScholarWords OJS. EMAIL THEM TO email@example.com. Thank you!
Letter from the Editors
Research Essays, Notes, & Queries
For articles from the previous iteration of this journal, please view the Digest: An Interdisciplinary Study of Food and Foodways (1977-2008) collection in IUScholarWorks.