This month’s Digital Edition serves up eight irresistible courses from LARB’s Food and Drink section. Including a taste of the dizzying heights of gourmandise in John McIntyre’s essay “Finer Dining Through Chemistry,” and samples of extreme foodie-ism in Douglas Bauer’s review of Anything that Moves by Dana Goodyear; with John T. Scott’s review of American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye: A Guide to the Nation’s Favorite Spirit as an aperitif, and a bonus interview with Leslie Stephens, author of Compromise Cake: Lessons Learned From My Mother’s Recipe Box, for dessert. Two reviews by Steven Shapin pique our appetites with the Enlightenment debate over the palate, as well as an intellectual history of cannibalism. And Amy Finnerty’s take on Jenny Rosenstrach’s Dinner: A Love Story rounds out this wholesome spread of food writing. Enjoy!