The New Yorker’s Food Issue: “Tea & Wallaby”

Appropriately, since it was Thanksgiving week, the editors of The New Yorker dedicated their entire November 24, 2008 issue to food. And they included a fantastic slide show on their Web site --- "Tea & Wallaby" --- in which photojournalists discuss their most memorable meals.

Yin-Yang Beans

Yin-yang beans, also called Calypso or orca or black calypso beans (Phaseolus Vulgaris), resemble nothing more than the ancient Asian symbol of "yin-yang," even to the point (no pun intended) of the eternal black dot. The beans take 70-90 days to produce "fruit." According to gardening catalogs, these hyrbids grow to be fifteen inches high.…