Sometimes words just can’t capture the richness of a meal or the perfection of a composed plate. But often, a photo can.
With help from NY1, we took a video tour inside the headquarters of The Diner Journal, a food (and non-food) zine put out by the restaurant group behind Diner and Marlow & Sons in Williamsburg.
Even a week or two after the release of our first-ever Dairy Issue, we’re still thinking about some of the things we couldn’t squeeze in. For starters, plenty of photographs. The gallery above contains a few favorites that didn’t make the cut, as picked by our photo editor Rebecca McAlpin.
The James Beard Foundation has just announced the semi-finalists for its 2012 food journalism awards and we’re thrilled to announce that our former photo editor Michael Harlan Turkell has been nominated for the Visual Storytelling category for three restaurant profiles that appeared in this magazine.
Was it just yesterday it was 72 degrees and so sunny we needed SPF 30? Luckily our intrepid photo editor, Rebecca McAlpin, had an outdoor assignment. Working on our next issue–Eat, Drink, Local-themed–she tracked Daniel Bowman Simon to the greenmarket to buy seedlings and then to a community garden where they were planted in raised beds.
Each year the Hudson Valley Seed Library commissions New York State artists to design the packaging for a special line of heirloom seeds called Art Packs. Until March 2, you can see the packs next to the original works–and buy both the seeds and reprints of the art–at the Horticultural Society of New York on West 37th Street. If you do miss it, don’t worry–you can get a glimpse of the 23 packs and the 23 works of art on our most recent NY1 segment. Watch it right here.
The blending of art and food have always been one our favorite intersections. (Fifth Avenue and 51st Street in Sunset Park is also nice, if you like tacos.) So we wanted to say thanks to Daily Candy for sending notice of this “eating installation” and pop-up supper into our inbox.
Even if you have brown thumbs and prefer concrete to cultivation, we’re going to bet you’ll agree the 23 heirloom seed packets commissioned by the Hudson Valley Seed Library are real beauties. Starting tonight their Art Packs will be on display until March 2 at The Horticultural Society of New York at 148 West 37th Street in an exhibit called the Art of the Heirloom. (There’s a preview talk from 6 to 8 pm tonight, to attend, RSVP in the comments of this page.)