Mission Statement

The Inquisitive Eater: New School Food aims to provide a forum for artists and academics alike to come together in discussion of what role food plays in our lives, through the environment, politics, economics, nationalism, poverty, inequality, and family. The journal’s sections (Creative Writing & Visual Art, Food News, Video Archive, Think Tank, Profiles & Interviews, and Books & Media) provide various angles on food thought. It is from this expansive and engaged idea of food writing that the The Riggio Writing and Democracy Program and Food Studies Program launch The Inquisitive Eater: New School Food. The web magazine embraces the project of making The New School a vibrant center for food writing and cultural innovation, while helping students and citizens develop forms of food narratives that constitute effective instruments for civic engagement.