Parade Magazine's Food Issue ADHD Edition

parade-magazine-food-issueThe New Yorker may have released its annual food issue today, but over the weekend, Parade also ran a food-heavy issue. The theme: "What America Eats." Parade is the most widely read magazine in America, with a circulation of 32 million and a readership of 71 million, so what was America reading?

  • A.J. Jacobs attempts to recreate the first Thanksgiving, including lobster, venison, and eel.
  • A slideshow roundup of what they're calling "five unexpected food trends" that comes off more like a list of trends that have been beaten to death: cupcakes at weddings, people going to cooking school, food trucks, fancy food at stadiums, and home canning.

  • Alec Baldwin's holiday confession: A more-or-less free-flowing and bizarre series of anecdotes: At first you think it's going to be about his family and his mom's chocolate-pudding cake, but then he segues into being in a movie with Meryl Streep, and then about just how lucky he is.
  • Sweet Victories: On how competitive baking has become a "serious sport." Carolyn Gurtz of Gaithersburg, Md. has "earned more than $1 million in prize money after winning the 2008 Pillsbury Bake-Off."
  • In Search of American Food by Jane and Michael Stern of
  • A piece in which "The Best Chefs Create Your Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner," including Bobby Flay, Tyler Florence, Cat Cora, Dorie Greenspan, and uh, Katie Lee?

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