Our lives are impacted every day by food — what we put on our plates, whom we share meals with, the reality of hunger around us. The magazine staff has put together a delectable feast of food for thought. It’ll have you hungry for more.
The food issue left us hungering for so much more than could fit in the pages of a magazine. Here are our “web extras”. Think of it as free dessert! Owning It Our Covergirl’s Journey with Diabetes Read Story → Bulldog Brewmasters and Winemakers Read Story → God in the Kitchen Read Story → Good Eats Read […]
By Kate Vanskike Editor, Gonzaga Magazine According to a Zen koan, a young monk asked his teacher for the key to enlightenment. The master said, “Did you eat? Then wash your bowl.” There are variations on both the story and its interpretation, but what has stuck with me since first reading it is the idea of gratitude. Did I just eat? Washing my bowl […]
Upon reading Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle” as a seventh-grader, Ellen Maccarone (now associate professor of philosophy) became vegetarian for a time. It was the beginning of her understanding that what we choose in our everyday lives can reflect our deeply held values. Maccarone teaches a 400-level philosophy class in which students cook from scratch and […]
When Food Transforms Chaos to Community By Father Steve Hess, S.J. (’87, ’91) Anyone in Spokane in 2008 remembers the blizzard – the unexpected snowstorm affectionately called “Snowmaggedon,” which left the city nearly paralyzed as people were unable to leave their homes for work. For Gonzaga students, it was finals week, and the disruption of exams could have been celebrated as a gift […]
The kinship of food and meal making is part of the human experience. But like many other things in life, the Jesuits offer us wisdom on how to be present with God in moments of everyday miracle and blessing – including mealtimes. Father Bob Lyons, S.J., has been a Jesuit for 50 years, and a […]
By Fr. Michael W. Maher, S.J. When one thinks of the Jesuits, imaginations frequently turn to masters in the classrooms, explorers along the Mississippi, or astronomers at their telescopes. Benedictines had their beer, the monastic community of the Chartreuse their famous liqueur, but few people associate members of the Society of Jesus with culinary expertise […]
Gonzaga Magazine asks Neva Crogan, professor of nursing (Ph.D. in nutrition) for input on some of today’s food fads, as well as practical advice for all of us. Q: In the last several years, we’ve seen a huge increase in gluten-free products. Why the craze? A: First, celiac disease (treated with a gluten-free diet) is real. Although it affects […]