Lena Ekelund (SUAS) and Hakan Jonsson (Lund): How does Modernity Taste? Tomatoes in the Societal Change from Modernity to Late Modernity. From M/C Journal, a special issue on coffee. From AHR, a special section on Food in Our Culture. Did people eat fruits and vegetables in prehistoric times? A review of Ancestral Appetites: Food in Prehistory by Kristen Gremillion. A review of Calories and Corsets: A History of Dieting over 2000 Years by Louise Foxcroft. If you were to point to the most marvelous product kicking around in your pantry right now, would it be your loaf of bread? A review of Aaron Bobrow-Strain's White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf. A review of Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil by Tom Mueller. Battle for the banana: An excerpt from Something's Rotten in Compost City: A Primer on the Politics of Food by Spring Gillard. An interview with Tyler Cowen, author of An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies (and more and more and more and more and more). From New York, is the Brooklyn artisanal movement a step forward for food? A new book on food panics puts the "pink slime" scare into perspective.