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Jun 16, 2011

What a Dollar Will Get You

The new issue of Lapham's Quarterly, the iconoclastic "magazine of history and ideas" put out by former Harper's editor Lewis Lapham, is devoted to the ever-popular subject of Food. From Seamus Heaney's account of Beowulf's feasting at Hrothgar to a cranky jeremiad against "Pastoral Romance" by Brent Cunningham, there are morsels for just about everyone. Plus infographics! Consider here how many and what kind of calories you can buy for a dollar:

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Explains a lot about U.S. agriculture. Moral: If you're looking for the cheapest possible calories, buy a Coke.

--Paul Rauber

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