The Great Tomato

Well, today you are in luck because the story I’ve picked out for you today is actually also featured on the Artful Dodge main website. Originally published in AD 42/43 and written by Lynne Sharon Schwartz, you can also find it here:

When I get in a bit of a writing funk I try to go out and read to get some inspiration. I remember reading this story before my blogging journey even began—I was looking into some of the Dodge archives, trying to find something to help me write. I found this and remember going home and telling my friend about how tomatoes are part of the nightshade family. I had never known. They also said that potato plants—their stems and leaves—were also poisonous.

Maybe it’s silly to think that there’s a myth for every food, but I wonder at what point food became more than just sustenance and became its own story.


I wish you good eats,

autumn, Editorial Asst.



Just a quick reminder!

            As a thank you for partaking in my efforts to stay sane this summer, I’d like to offer you a discount on all Artful Dodge issues (well, aside from the ones we don’t have, of course). I would be tickled pink if you sent me a letter in response to any of my summer hits along with a check for a Dodge of your choosing. Or, if you’re not the letter-loving rascal I thought you were, then it is just as acceptable to send in a small note saying “autumn sent me.” That, dears, will get you a dollar off any of our issues (that includes our current issue, AD 52/53), making back issues $4 and our current issue $11.
            This offer stands until September 1st, when our online submissions platform goes live, and you can order issues directly through Submittable.




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