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Jan 29, 2014 12:10 PM

"Just a Pinch" New Yorker cover

The charming cover of the 1/27/14 issue is frameworthy, IMO. It shows a rotund chef in toque and earmuffs, sprinkling finishing salt on the icy sidewalk "devant son boite".

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    1. re: MplsM ary

      Thanks for that link! I had a devil of a time just getting to that issue, since the NYer website is already on to the Feb 3 one. It used to be easier to navigate. LOVE the slideshow of the other "foodie" covers! DeSeves' covers are always clever in a genial way.

      1. re: greygarious

        I had to Google - peter de seves just a pinch. Websites, especially those with a lot of content are constantly re-written. Sometimes not for the better.

      2. re: MplsM ary

        And the link leads to 9 other food related covers, thanks Mpls.

        Thanks greyg.

        1. re: HillJ

          Generally speaking, I think the New Yorker's food writing to be some of the most enjoyable reads in the medium. The January 6th, Calvin Trillin piece, for example, had me mentally scheduling a trip to Greenville, Mississippi. Then again, given the group of 'hounds who have posted on this thread, I'm pretty sure I'm just preachin' to the choir. . . .

          1. re: MGZ

            Oh I don't think valuable info can be stated too much. More eyes on the page the better.

            1. re: MGZ

              You probably already know this: Secret Ingredients is an anthology of NYer food writing and cartoons. It's a triffic
              gift for those who are interested in food, especially because it's not necessary to commit to reading it straight through.

              1. re: greygarious

                It's funny, grey, over the years, there have been more than a few threads concerning things appearing in The New Yorker and it seems each time the same cast of 'hounds has chimed in. It seems we're sorta the geeky subset of the food geek world. I bet you guys even bother to click on the links contained in the posts of others.

                  1. re: MGZ

                    Reading has gotten harder recently. I told my ophthalmologist that I wasn't sure if my already-lousy vision had worsened or if it's the New Yorker's font and typeface changes. He's about my age, and chimed in about how much he hates them, too!

                    1. re: greygarious

                      have cataract surgery. I can see better at almost 60 than I could at 20

                      1. re: hazelhurst

                        Done 2 yrs ago in one eye. The other's not ready yet; he thinks a new refraction will fix the problem.

                      2. re: greygarious

                        They did change the format for the "goings on about town" pages. I haven't noticed a change in font.

                        I always look forward to the food issue each year.

                        (I need to take off my glasses to see these days...)

            2. It's cute - I have the magazine in my hand.
              Peter de Seve will publish a book of his drawings later this year, to be called "Misery Loves Company".

              1. I also Googled and found a cropped version. Very cute!


                1. I enjoyed the cover as well, but I was really thrilled to see the Campbell Brothers get some ink inside.

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                  1. re: MGZ

                    Chuck, Phil, and Darick - Sacred Steel gospel music.

                    1. re: Veggo

                      Your familiarity with those guys might mean there's an even weirder geeky subset . . . .

                      1. re: MGZ

                        The depths of my weirdness have not been plumbed here. The mods serve as a useful firewall- safety net- referee- attenuator- kill switch, as my mind wanders into the comfort of a dark cold abyss.

                  2. That's simply beautiful. And the way it says "New York." So subtle and just right.