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In which an English cook repels a French invasion.

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Tom Nealon on JENSON’S ROMAN

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He documented Creole cuisine at the moment of its invention.

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When he leaped, everything seemed possible.

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Books can be lovely and readable at the same time.

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A green-tongued and hairy-backed icon.

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He locates the key to our humanity within the permutations of our weirdness.

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Bringing Swiftian vengeance to the streets of America.

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Miley Cyrus is at once surface and symbol.

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“Don’t rap about your car, rap about what a car *is*.”

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“Russia number 1, Iran number 1, USA [spits]“

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A hero and victim of pro wrestling’s “kayfabe.”

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His brilliance is perpetually muffled.

A giant fat guy back when there was still honor in it.

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Down with “thick and rich” gravy!

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Secret History of Salad Dressing

Why didn’t Europe crack the secret of maple syrup?

Nocenti’s work stands out like Longshot’s weirdly glowing eye.

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“I need to start writing pieces about other people’s problems.”

M.C.A.’s in the back because he’s skeezin’ with a whore? No more.

Food requires no justification, no retreat to the cerebral.

Mongolians — the Rosenbergs — Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing?

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The plural, parable-spawning condiment of the people.

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It’s been said that he was the last man to know everything.