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Chwast’s Quote: The Illustrated Words of George Bernard Shaw

A notable quote from George Bernard Shaw, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 145 in a weekly series. Submit a quote in the comments (or on Twitter or Facebook), and it will be considered for a future column. For more Seymour Chwast, check out The Last Word, his illustrated column in Print magazine, available from MyDesignShop.com.

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03/14/2014: Food maps

Food stylist Caitlin Levin and photographer Henry Hargreaves collaborated to make these inventive maps, built from the region’s most famous foods. Italy is rendered in tomatoes, the entire continent of South America is transformed into citrus fruits and the United States (below) receives the corn treatment. The inventiveness of the various types of corn...

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Chwast’s Quote: Words of Wisdom from Seymour Chwast (and Mark Twain)

A notable quote from Mark Twain, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 85 in a weekly series. Submit a quote in the comments (or on Twitter or Facebook), and it will be considered for a future column. For more Seymour Chwast, check out The Last Word, his illustrated column in Print magazine, available from MyDesignShop.com.

For Foodies and Designers: A New Art

GE was just one of many corporations that tried to help the female consumer with household duties. Swell, beautifully designed meals were the order of the day. Of course the day (or year) was 1937; America was still strangled by the Great Depression. Manufacture and consumption were barely inching their way upward, but not...

Farm to Table

For Tyler Mintz farming is in the genes (and jeans). His family has run farms for four generations starting with his great grandmother, Barbra, from Hungary. Mintz notes, “In the early 70s my father, Andrew, worked as an Agricultural Extension Agent in cocoa production in Colombia. When he returned to the States, he started...

Gourmet Returns as iPad app!

I was delighted to read that Gourmet magazine will be resurrected as an iPad app, just in time for me to use the device in the kitchen and perhaps try my hand at a recipe or two when time allows. The news brings back the memory of a Gourmet magazine in the late 1970s. Maria and I lived...

Easy as Pie?

When I was emailed instructions on how to post my first blog, my encouraging editor signed off with “Easy as pie.” Ha, I thought, easy for him to say. Writing or speaking about food, (or anything else, for that matter) is not something I’m expert at. Making you so hungry when you look at...