Jeremy Stoll is a folklorist, writer, editor, and comic creator. His work has appeared in scholarly journals, edited volumes, zines, comics, and on various websites. Stoll teaches cultural anthropology at Metropolitan State University in Denver and publishes as Great Bear Comics.
From bugs to brains, what’s disgusting in one time and place may be a delicacy in another. Although disgust itself is merely a sensory and subjective experience, we often use that knee-jerk reaction to pass judgement or see the exotic in other peoples’ everyday lives. Let’s take a look at some seemingly [...]
France has given the world many iconic desserts, but the Yule log, or Buche de Noel, may be the most intriguing. Come the holiday season; you’ll find this traditional pastry in patisseries and boulangeries in Belgium, France, Quebec, and former French colonies. From its roots in pre-Medieval food-ways, [...]
Although haggis is the national dish of Scotland, it’s often eclipsed by jokes and tall tales. This traditional staple involves the sheep’s pluck, or heart, liver, and lungs, being boiled in the animals’ stomach with potatoes, turnips, onions, oatmeal, suet, salt, and spices. Despite being the subject of [...]