Food culture has let go of as well as held on to ideas and habits associated with men. We try and offer a commentary on those, rather than making a statement about masculinity altogether. This issue is about looking at gender through the lens of food and drink. It’s about flirting with the idea of what it means to be (or has meant to be) male—at the table, in the kitchen, behind the counter. We do, however, take a categorical stand that gender stereotypes within food culture are redundant. When in doubt, go for unprejudiced.