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Gourmet magazine's August issue

According to a SF Chronicle article, this is worth getting ...

"The supplement included with this month's issue contains 15 stories by acclaimed authors -- Pat Conroy, Calvin Trillin and Jane Smiley among them -- who tackled a challenge posed to them by the publication's editors: Write about food from angles not often explored. "

More info here.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article...

Anyone read it? Is it worth buying?

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  1. I've not read the supplement yet, but bought the magazine and thought there were a number of interesting articles, including one on ice cream and one on Richard Olney. Thinking about renewing my subscription since I seem compelled to buy it at the newsstand.

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    1. re: MMRuth

      Oh, yes! I haven't tried the cinnamon toast ice cream yet but, boy, does that sound interesting.

    2. The supplement is by far the best thing Gourmet has published in a long time - well-written, thought-provoking articles.
      Other than in the foreword, no icky-poo Ruth Reichl gushiness for once.

      1. I completely agree with buttertart. The supplement is a wonderful read. I would definitely recommend picking it up.

        1. two votes for what Buttertart said- Gourmet is on my sh*t list b/c of yucky photography and too much preaching of the organic/local mantra...but then I read the supplement and I forgot about all of that. For this month, anyway.

          1. I've got to agree. I've become kinda disillusioned with Gourmet over the last year or so, but this issue was great. The supplement is by far the best writing they've featured in way too long, and there's some good stuff in the regular magazine to boot.