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New Twist on Food

August 26, 2011

I’ll have a side of attitude with my food, please.

McSweeney’s plunged into the food world this summer with a quarterly food magazine called Lucky Peach.  It puts some much needed attitude into the food mag scene.  LP is a creation of the James Beard award-winning chef, David Chang, Peter Meehan and Zero Point Productions which produces one of my favorite shows – Anthony Bourdain:  No Reservations. There will be one theme per issue – its first issue is devoted to authentic Japanese ramen.  Beautiful photography and graphics all printed on thick matte paper are coupled with the humor, irony, and profanity you would expect from McSweeney’s.  It sold out its first printing of 40,000 and second of 12,000. Did I mention that it’s ad-free. It’s not your mother’s meatloaf – thankfully.

For more info, go to Lucky Peach

On McSweeney’s bookshelf is Mission Street Food:  Recipes and Ideas from an Improbable Restaurant by Anthony Myint & Karen Leibowitz.  It’s part cookbook, part memoir, and part commentary.  There’s even some comics.  Again, the photography is luscious and the story-telling quirky and fascinating. Even if you don’t cook, you will enjoy this book.

For more info, go to Mission Street Food

Something’s brewing

Closer to home SIP Northwest hit the stands. It’s a new magazine celebrating the wines, brews & spirits of the Pacific Northwest.  Publisher Kristin Ackerman fills this publication with the latest on all things drinkable as well as other important info on regional yummies such as coffee, tea, chocolate and cheese.  It’s a beautiful magazine  and all I can say is:  “It’s about time someone did this!

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