Whetstone Magazine Volume 4
Our fourth foray into global gastronomica careens from Armenia to Egypt, Belize to New York, Baja to Peru. A comic strip about a pioneering Japanese potato farmer, or insightful commentary on the role of food in African American cinema? We have both. Meet Mama Yustina and Mama Agatha, the resilient sorghum farmers in the Likotuden village of Indonesia.
About Whetstone: Whetstone is a quarterly print publication on food origins, culture and anthropology. More ancestral than artisan, Whetstone explores the origins of the things we eat and drink, seeking to better understand people through their food and traditions. The magazine debuted in the spring of 2017. Whetstone is Bay Area-based, and works with a team of global creatives representing over a dozen countries. As a minority-owned publisher, we’re proud to say this venture is led by a team of women and people of color. We believe this diversity is not just noteworthy, but part of what makes the project so essential. When the gatekeepers are diverse, so too are the stories, its tellers and their experiences. This diversity accelerates our knowledge and empathy. Whetstone is unequivocally and gratefully a better publication because of it.