Tasting Menu: Choice Selections from the First Two Years

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A paper book edited by Jessica Duffin Wolfe and Candice F. Chung, Tasting Menu: Choice Selections from the First Two Years, is a print anthology of some of the TRB’s best work.

Ingredients: books, apps, masks, Darwin, teenage girls, Tasmania, prisons, an Almanac, Margaret Atwood, tiny ship models, “1 very fresh cow’s femur,” more books, Nairobi, Soba noodles, the 401, the CNE, Alice (from Wonderland), and more deliciousness in essay- and poem-form than most people can handle in a single meal.

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Bon Appétit: An Introduction
by Jessica Duffin Wolfe

Apéritifs
Darwinian Wonder, by Simon Reader
Spring: A Poem, by Moez Surani
Taking Turns: A Review of Margaret Atwood’s I’m Starved for You, by Angelo Muredda

Amuse-bouches 
Just Now Soba and Wild Food Spring Nos. 1 & 5, by Dylan Gordon
Food Mania at the Canadian National Exhibition, by James MacNevin

Appetizers
Chris Stevens On Alice for the iPad, Book Apps, and Toronto: a Q & A, by Jessica Duffin Wolfe
Reading for Mental Wealth: Business, Pleasure, and Second-Hand Books in Nairobi, by Sara Mojtehedzadeh
The History Wars in Canada, by Mark Sholdice

Mains
How Faber’s App Rescues Eliot’s Masterpiece from The Waste Land of Print, by Adam Hammond
Mask Panic: Past and Present, by Dylan Reid
Occupying Prisons: Canada and the Future of Incarceration, by Brett Story
Getting Into It Through the Guns: The Thomson Collection of Ship Models at the AGO, by David Ritter
Translating Challawa: Pakistani Writing Between Urdu, English, and Lesbian Erotica, by Meghan Davidson Ladly

Desserts
Highway 401 Revisited: A Jack Chambers Retrospective, by Shawn Micallef
The World in Microcosm in a Basement Under Toronto Street: On Open Air Books and Maps, by John Zada
Old Codes for Modern Woes: The 2012 Old Farmer’s Almanac, by Lucas Van Meer-Mass

Digestifs 
Creating an Alt-Girl Utopia: Tavi Gevinson’s Rookie Yearbook One, by Laura Fisher
Poem: My Life Aboard the Last Sailing Ship Carrying Cumberland Coal, by Matt Rader
The World’s Greatest Art Museum is in Hobart, Tasmania, by Peter Smiley