Matters of Taste is the pet project of Rebecca D. Mazumdar, an English professor and aspiring bon vivant. This project has blossomed from her interest in food cultures and the ways that shared and personal culinary histories contribute to identity and worldview. Matters of Taste features long-form articles about exceptional food moments that illuminate everyday experience, rather than off-hand reviews of everyday meals. The opinions expressed in this blog are entirely her own.  She lives in Queens with her husband, who is delighted to help her enjoy the culinary playground that is New York City.  

Navigating the site:  From top to bottom, the front page of Matters of Taste features a link to our most recent blog post, a gallery of photos from (and a link to) the blog, a rotating favorite post from the archive, and Feed Your Head, the Matters of Taste bookshelf.  If you'd prefer to go directly to the chronological blog posts, you can click on "Blog" up there in the right corner. 

Enjoy yourself! I'd love to hear from you, whether it's in the comments or via email.  You can find my address at the bottom of the page.