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.