Food

Gather Journal

i’ll be the first to admit that i don’t buy traditional food magazines, and i don’t even really browse food blogs (unless i’m hungry), but what i AM interested in is beautiful photography, art direction and design – and Gather Journal has these in spades. Michele Outland and Fiorella Valdesolo have pulled together some serious talent in the launch issue, the theme of which is float

From floating in salty ocean water with the sun beating down on our bellies, to meals so fresh and bright they have a certain buoyancy about them, it’s a word that evokes pure summer. And we loved the challenge of dreaming up recipes that would conjure those very same feelings.

the food of course looks absolutely delicious – but it’s not just about gorgeous eats… it’s also about the act of dining, drinking and coming together to enjoy the crap out of it. they really had me when i spotted the corner of an ashtray in the beautifully styled photograph accompanying a recipe for Thai Ginger Punch. genius. the magazine will come out bi-annually (summer & winter) so find out where you can get yours here.

all photographs courtesy of Gather Journal

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Fig & Fauna

Megan & Rose Martin are the gals behind Fig & Fauna, a blog that documents life on Megan & her husband Michael’s farm in the south of Florida (Megan and Rose are sisters-in-law). they keep chickens, cows, dairy goats and rabbits and use the ingredients sourced from the homestead and surrounding farms to make the recipes featured on the site (a cookbook is in the works). Make sure to watch the video below shot by Tiger in Jar that shows the pace of farm life so beautifully.

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Beetlebung Farm

Gabriela Herman took these beautiful photographs at Beetlebung Farm on Martha’s Vineyard where chef Chris Fischer hosts informal rustic dinners in the farm’s greenhouse (his family owns the place, and he’s a 12th generation “Vineyarder”). he cooks farm fresh produce like fingerling potatoes and beets dressed with red wine vinegar, salads topped with homemade goats cheese and freshly caught bluefish stuffed with herbs that’s cooked over the fire… holy moly, can you say heaven? heaven.

all photographs by Gabriela Herman

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Manger

i immediately clicked through to Mimi Thorisson’s blog Manger after Joanna posted about her garden cake. Mimi lives in  the Médoc region of France with her family and 14 (!) dogs including a german pointer called Gertrude who i would probably steal if we ever met (german short haired pointers are my favourite pooches). she writes about life in the country and shares wonderful recipes including one of my absolute favourites eton mess and sophia loren’s meatballs (not a euphemism).

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Dark Temptress

the type of food that’s been catching my eye lately is dark, dark, dark. beautiful dark photography and even beautifully dark food. i would love nothing more than to sit in a dimly lit room with a massive table piled with plates of these foods in front of me, like some over the top medieval feast. i have been listening to a LOT of Stuff you missed in History Class* podcasts lately, so stories of kings and queens of long ago who indulged their every gluttonous whim are perhaps at the forefront of my mind.

not that you have to be a royal to enjoy any of these dishes – click through to be taken to the recipes.

some kind of amazing pie by what katie ate:

guinness chocolate cake by call me cupcake:

cheese souffle by souvlaki for the soul:

blackberry goat cheese tart by always with butter:

how to make paneer at home by journey kitchen:

the saturday sandwich by nikole herriott:

the best roast chicken you’ll ever have by caitlin of roost for cup of jo:

chocolate churros by mowielicious:

oreo olallieberry chocolate layer cake shots by dessert for breakfast:

* man i am really loving podcasts, listening to them on my commute and even while i’m working is a lifesaver to pass the time. besides stuff you missed in history class i’m really into this american life (obviously) and the moth. got any more suggestions to throw my way?

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Bon Appétit Trois

hey, you didn’t forget about my Food & Fashion Mash-Up collaboration with Bon Appétit, did you? well, here’s some more! who wouldn’t want to look like a cream puff… i ask you.

Photograph by Marcus Nilsson / Style shot by Jak & Jil
Get the recipe: Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Photograph by Hirsheimer & Hamilton / Style shot by The Sartorialist
Get the recipe: Wild Salmon Crudo

Photograph by Zach DeSart / Style shot by Courtney D’Alesio
Get the recipe: Agave Margarita

Photograph by Marcus Nilsson / Style shot by Courtney D’Alesio
Get the recipe: Peruvian Ceviche

Photograph by Marcus Nilsson / Style shot by Courtney D’Alesio
Get the recipe: Cream Puffs

Photograph by Randy Harris / Style shot by Team Peter Stigter
Get the recipe: Strawberries with Chamomile Cream


see the rest of my colour comparison mash-ups here

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