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I've just started reading this, while my husband is cooking dinner (a rarity - not sure what we'll end up with). Loved the cartoon on p. 110:

http://www.newyorker.com/humor/issuec...

Laughed out loud for what seemed like a good long time. Have enjoyed the Sedaris article so far, as well as one about one's first artichoke. Lots more to come, including Jane Kramer and Calvin Trillin.

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  1. Thanks so much for posting this. I'm going to pick it up tomorrow!

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    1. re: cowgirlinthesand

      I think it is going to be a great Labor Day weekend read .... (And maybe I can catch up on the foot high stack of New Yorker magazines that I've not gotten to as well!)

      1. re: MMRuth

        For some reason I stopped reading N. Yorker years ago. I loved finding great Roz Chast cartoons in the pages.!

    2. It's a really good one. Kramer's piece is on Claudia Roden. McPhee on weird eats, too. I subscribe but would happily pay the $5.

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      1. re: Aromatherapy

        I was awake in the middle of the night and so finally got up and read Kramer's piece, which I found fascinating. Looking forward to Roden's book on Spanish food.

      2. Have to say I laughed out loud at this one: http://www.newyorker.com/humor/issuec... Immediately thought of Marcel from Top Chef Season 2. :-)

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        1. re: LindaWhit

          Ha - I missed the Marcel reference!

        2. The Trillin article (about Singapore food court items, as seen in one of my favorite food movies, CHICKEN RICE WAR) is terrific, as is Adam Gopnik's piece on attempting to eat locally inside New York City proper. I have a feeling a lot of proponents of eating locally will have problems with his article, since he gently points out some of the inconsistencies in the movement.

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          1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

            I read Gopnik's in the middle of that night as well, and I agree with you, though I'm not particularly familiar with the movement - it intuitively makes sense that it would be easier to eat local in some parts of the country, and in some parts of those parts, than in others. Thought of him while eating dinner in Queens underneath some apple trees tonight - apples would fall off and roll occasionally, and I thought to myself that he could have foraged there!

          2. Check out the Trilling article on Singapore food courts,specifically the mention of the Arepa Lady on p.57....I laughed out loud. I guess the closest we have to that idea is the Flushing "malls" as hit or miss as they are.

            Also, Trilling says that there are three Uighur/Xingjiang restaurants in NYC. Would love to know exact addresses. Can anyone help?

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            1. re: toby1355

              Here's a thread:
              http://www.chowhound.com/topics/368482

              Try also searching the outer boroughs board. I don't think there are any in Manhattan.

              I loved that article by Trillin too -- almost hopped on a plane and immediately flew out there it sounded so damn tasty. Also enjoyed the shoutouts to NY street food in there.

              1. re: oolah

                Oolah, thanks for the thread...will certainly check it

            2. It is a great issue with some very fine writing and cartoons. I took it to one of my favorite restaurants for a long, delightful lunch, outdoors in the lovely New England air we have been experiencing, and read it while I ate some seriously good food. Nice.

              1. I read the John McPhee piece in my dentist's office, and I suppose the aprehension could have darkened my mood, but it was very depressing. Did anyone else have that reaction? I dunno - knowing that lynx tastes like chicken somehow makes me want to cry for the few remaining members of those endangered species. And then to make matters worse somehow my eye kept falling on the articles about horrible food in Bosnia, Russia and other places where the chowhound would probably attempt anything just to escape....

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                1. re: niki rothman

                  McPhee's article was the weakest piece in the entire issue. I found it to be more boring than depressing.