Pickles and humanity in Club Sandwich magazine

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by Steve Watson in September 2019
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Anna Broujean is the editor and art director of Club Sandwich, the Paris-based title that uses food as an absurd and accessible way into exploring anthropology, sociology, psychology and other social sciences. The first issue was dedicated to the egg, which was followed by the mushroom and most recently the pickle, and in each case these humble foods shed light on the different ways that people live around the world and throughout history.

The first two issues were published in French, but for the pickle issue they added English translations of all their stories and Anna says she was amazed by the warm response it has received outside the French-speaking world. Back when I couldn’t read it I enjoyed Club Sandwich for its beautiful and striking graphics, but I’m not at all surprised that this new English version has been so enthusiastically received.

Clever and playful, it’s a lovely bit of independent publishing and I’m very pleased to have copies of issue three available in the Stack shop, so if my conversation with Anna whets your appetite, head over there for more spreads and a story list, and to order your copy.


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