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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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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) …