Thursday, June 9, 2011
The demise of Gourmet magazine is a loss we are still trying to get over. We're at a loss, when in a world that is seemingly turned all foodie and worships celebrity chefs like the rock idols of yesteryear, that a magazine that caters specifically to the food lover and home chef can't manage to make a go of it. And even though Gourmet is gone, super mega hella cool chef David Chang of Momofuku fame, and the production team behind Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservation" travelling foodie TV show have decided that a food magazine is a good idea...and that makes us very, very happy. The result of this collaboration is a mélange of travelogue, essays, art, photography, and rants in a full-color, meticulously designed format. Recipes will defy the tired ingredients-and-numbered-steps formula. They’ll be laid out sensibly, inspired by the thought process that went into developing them. Their aim is to give a platform to a brand of food writing that began with unorthodox writers such as Bourdain himself (see "Kitchen Confidential", "A Cooks Tour", "The Nasty Bits"), resulting in a publication that appeals to foodies as well as fans of good writing and art in general. The first issue is available the middle of this month at book stores everywhere, and is dedicated to that yummy Japanese staple, Ramen.