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"Just a Pinch" New Yorker cover

greygarious Jan 29, 2014 12:10 PM

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. MplsM ary RE: greygarious Jan 29, 2014 12:45 PM

    Wonderful. Here's a link to a larger image: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs...

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      greygarious RE: MplsM ary Jan 29, 2014 01:10 PM

      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.

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        MplsM ary RE: greygarious Jan 29, 2014 01:22 PM

        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.

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        HillJ RE: MplsM ary Jan 29, 2014 03:31 PM

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

        Thanks greyg.

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          MGZ RE: HillJ Jan 30, 2014 03:44 AM

          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. . . .

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            HillJ RE: MGZ Jan 30, 2014 05:26 AM

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

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              greygarious RE: MGZ Jan 30, 2014 07:40 AM

              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.

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                MGZ RE: greygarious Jan 31, 2014 07:00 AM

                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.

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                  HillJ RE: MGZ Jan 31, 2014 07:05 AM


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                    greygarious RE: MGZ Jan 31, 2014 07:29 AM

                    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!

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                      hazelhurst RE: greygarious Jan 31, 2014 07:40 AM

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

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                        greygarious RE: hazelhurst Jan 31, 2014 09:32 AM

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

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                          hazelhurst RE: greygarious Jan 31, 2014 09:36 AM

                          It is AMAZING stuff.

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                        breadchick RE: greygarious Jan 31, 2014 12:34 PM

                        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. Veggo RE: greygarious Jan 29, 2014 01:33 PM

              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. LindaWhit RE: greygarious Jan 29, 2014 01:34 PM

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


                1. MGZ RE: greygarious Jan 29, 2014 01:41 PM

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

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                    Veggo RE: MGZ Jan 29, 2014 01:49 PM

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

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                      MGZ RE: Veggo Jan 31, 2014 07:01 AM

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

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                        Veggo RE: MGZ Jan 31, 2014 07:05 AM

                        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.

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                    rockycat RE: greygarious Jan 30, 2014 05:08 AM

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

                    1. tcamp RE: greygarious Jan 30, 2014 06:06 AM

                      I love his illustrations. One of my favorites, food related, is on his website for sale as a print: Summer Getaway.

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                        HillJ RE: tcamp Jan 30, 2014 06:13 AM

                        His Tag Sale print is a hoot!

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