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The Joy of Chicken Slaughtering [youtube]

We were reading hipster butcher Tom Mylan's recent piece in Gourmet about how he used YouTube as a research tool to learn about how to slaughter a live chicken. Why did he do this? Because "for some reason people assume that because I know how to butcher whole pigs or sides of beef, [...]

Condé Nast's Food Magazines Approach the Bare Minimum

A visit to the magazine racks is a scary experience these days — everyone is seriously slimming down. Condé Nast's food magazines are part of that trend, so much so that the January issue of Gourmet and the March issue of Bon Appetit each totaled a paltry 108 pages — only six pages above [...]

Francis Lam's Crazy Koshary Recipe

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Writing for Gourmet, Francis Lam goes a little crazy with his recipe for koshary, an Egyptian snack consisting of carbs piled on carbs piled on carbs (okay, it's actually rice topped with lentils topped with pasta topped with spices). It's a great recipe, expands the reader's culinary horizons, and basically delivers a giant [...]

Francis Lam on the Importance of Good Service

Francis Lam writes for Gourmet about the need for good service when it comes to fine dining:
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to expect good service out of fine dining. Maybe it’s because my soul is dying. Or maybe it’s because as the price increases, as expectations rise, the stakes get higher, and the effects [...]

Conde Nast's Food Magazines in Trouble

Ad pages in 2008 were down at Bon Appetit and Gourmet, -16.5%, and -23.4%, respectively.
The future of food in print does look bleak, but let's hope that these old warhorses stick around — food journalism needs a healthy ecosystem, and glossy magazines are a big part of it.

On Marriage Proposals at Restaurants

Bruce Feiler writes a piece for Gourmet about the upsides and downsides of proposing at a restaurant:
Waiters also dislike having to coerce a woman into ordering something she doesn’t want. (“You’re the jerk waiter trying to push dessert.”) One valentine lost interest in her flourless chocolate torte before reaching the words “Will you marry me?” [...]

Eight Ways to Be a Great Restaurant Customer

Francis Lam writes a listicle for Gourmet on how not only to be a good restaurant customer, but a GREAT restaurant customer. We liked number eight, Go easy on the beatdowns:
A customer that has a good meal tells, on average, three people about it. A bad one, though… news of a bad one gets passed [...]

Lunchbox Auction by Gourmet [Celebrity Explosion]

Nancy Silverton link

What a fun concept. The Lunchbox Auction, an online auction for charity, runs through December 18th:
The Lunchbox Auction presented by Gourmet which benefits hunger-relief organizations Food Bank For New York City and The Lunchbox Fund of South Africa... Bid on your favorite custom-designed lunchbox by Mario Batali, Beastie Boys, Gwyneth Paltrow, David Chang, [...]

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