All posts tagged: magazines

January 2016

It’s been a while (like, last summer) since I had read enough (besides the daily swoops through sites like McSweeney’s Internet Tendency) to be able to put together one of these posts. Luckily, hibernation mode is quite conducive to book reading, so I’ve been doing some catching up lately. This issue is just a win-win. Lucky Peach is my favorite magazine and breakfast is my favorite meal. Throw in some kooky illustrations, a story about Mickey Mouse pancakes, and how people from across all the time zones chow down in the A.M, and you’ll be craving a breakfast burrito (or maybe that’s just me). This title piqued my interest because it combined my nerdy, Middlebury-induced interest in Political Science with the food side of things. Unfortunately, this book got really old after a while–I much would have preferred to just read a long newspaper or magazine article. The premise is that for several reasons, Americans waste a lot of food and use too much gasoline. Basically, we think we’re too cool for school. I also …

August 2015

This is my “to read” pile. Seriously. I love to read. I really do. Books, magazines, blogs, you name it. But sadly, since moving to NYC three weeks (where has this time gone?!) ago and taking on quite a few projects that I always feel slightly behind on, reading has been the thing that has dropped off my radar. It’s almost hilarious that the apartment I’m staying in has one of the most beautifully curated bookshelves I’ve ever seen. And now I have this monster stack of titles sitting on this coffee table thing at my feet while I write this post. Sigh. Anyways, in a throwback to my days in Bra when I read four books during my weeklong staycation, I wanted to tantalize you with the titles that I have waiting for me. I admit, I’m a booktease. 1. The Almost Nearly Perfect People. Recommended to me by a friend who spent a few weeks in Copenhagen. After being in Denmark and seeing lots of blond, smiling, long legged people on bicycles not weaving through traffic …

June 2015: Part One

Ok obviously I did not take this photo, so don’t hurt me. Here is the caption that accompanied the piece (hold your horses, I will discuss below): “Centuries after the first wheel of Emmentaler rolled into the Alps, scientists are still learning about how Swiss cheese is made.” My caption would be: “Where is the missing fourth?!!” My staycation has come and gone and I made it through quite a long week with some new thoughts on the horizon regarding potential thesis topics. I’m thinking something regarding the millions and zillions of $$$ being dumped into funding food/drink startups (which I initially thought was oh-so-wonderful, but now I’m not so sure) and if we can really “hack” our way to a sustainable food system. Stay tuned. I’ve also been reading quite a bit (as usual). I am telling myself now, at noon on this well-caffeinated Saturday, that every Saturday I will do a roundup of what I’ve been swiping through on my iPad that week, just so you, out there in the internet void, can potentially bookmark …

What’s in a Frame?

Can you spot my frame? What is obscured? What peeks through? Do you recognize any of the scraps of paper expertly taped together by some B-grade, Italian non-Scotch tape? I realize it’s been awhile since the “Grad School” section of this blog has seen any action. Yes, I’ve been traveling a lot (maybe too much… as I sit here battling a sinus infection) lately. But I do actually go to school too. I swear. This week wrapped up a course on Meaning and Representation, two chunks of my long-a** program title: Master in Food Communication and Culture: Representation, Meaning and Media. The media part is easy enough to explain to people. I usually use helpful synonyms like “journalism” or “documentary.” But the M+R part, not so much. So what is it? Well, here’s a glimpse into one assignment. After a week of discussing the more theoretical aspects of food (it’s material…not always! it’s something an anthropologist can study… it’s something that has to be your own lived experience!), we got down to actually DOING stuff. We were …

The 1st (Annual?) Foodbook Swap

The loot up for grabs.  Back at a pizza party in December, an idea was born. I noticed a hefty stack of books and magazines on Francesca’s shelf that quite looked intriguing. It made me think of a hefty stack of books and magazines of my own sitting unattended on my desk back home in California. So, we arranged to have a swap of sorts. After the Christmas break, there would be an afternoon of tea and shortbread cookies in the shape of a cow and the opportunity to trade texts with someone else from the university. The idea was pretty darn simple–pass along good book mojo in return for something equally exciting. Maybe a cookbook from Georgia? Or a German guide to entertaining from the 1970s? I brought back some copies of Lucky Peach, My Berlin Kitchen, The Sweet Life in Paris and Medium Raw. They were all snapped up quite quickly. And I came away with an issue of Mood magazine that I am quite excited to sink my teeth into (get it? a food magazine? teeth?). …