Table Talk

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.

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Seconds, Please!

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 […]

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Wash Your Bowl

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 […]

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Food Ethics

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 […]

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Thoughtfulness

  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 […]

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God in the Kitchen

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 […]

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Owning It: Our Covergirl’s Journey with Diabetes

The magazine’s “Table Talk” cover photo model has a food story of her own: She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes the summer before starting college. Here, she visits with Gonzaga Magazine writer Sidnee Grubb about that discovery. S: Tell us about your journey with diabetes. M: I was diagnosed three months before I was a freshman […]

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Good Eats

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 […]

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