New Year will come only in a month, but if you want to give your relatives and friends interesting and unusual things, then you should take care of the order in foreign online stores now, so that the parcels arrive exactly on the holiday. Restaurant reviewer Life around Anna Maslovskaya chose ten gifts for foodie and restaurant lovers who need to order right now.
Diner Journal is not just a food magazine, but an art. The publication differs from others not only in content (except for recipes there are essays, columns in general, literature), but also in visual style. Photos and illustrations for the Diner Journal are made by famous artists. It turns out since 2006 three times a year. You can subscribe for one and two years ($ 65 and $ 125), buy the full collection of magazines that have been published so far ($ 435), or order any number of issues at the rate of $ 18 or $ 7.5 apiece. The publication belongs to Andrew Tarlow, a famous American restaurateur from Brooklyn (Diner, Marlow & Daughters, Roman's, Marlow & Sons).
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The creator of Lucky Peach is the great, let's not be afraid of the word, David Chang, founder of the New York restaurant empire Momofuku. Everything that Chang does, as if in that tale, turns into gold. So it is with the magazine: Lucky Peach is a quarterly magazine, each issue of which is dedicated to a specific topic. Illustrations, as for Diner, are drawn by famous artists. The texts are written by great figures in the restaurant industry, they also interview each other. It turns out honestly, emotionally, funny and terribly interesting. The magazine is being sold in Moscow, but is very unstable. You can subscribe (from $ 48), or you can order several magazines on Amazon at once.
Empire T-Shirts & Bags Diner
Along with or instead of Diner Journal, you can also order things with the symbolism of restaurateur projects. Roomy bag with a whale, T-shirts, including gray, blue and striped, with Roman's and Diner logos and so on. Such a gift will be appreciated by those who know these projects and the American gastronomic scene in principle. Quality things - checked by the editors.
Roberta's New York Restaurant is a great place. Carlo Mirarchi, owner and chef of Roberta's, came to Moscow five years ago to the first Omnivore in Russia, in the same year he was recognized as America's best young chef. Since then, Roberta's pizzeria has become a cult place (with its own garden and radio), and the chef opened a second restaurant, this time tiny, with a set menu and a fancy approach - Blanca. Roberta's t-shirts are as crazy in a good way as the boss’s approach; prints are drawn by his artist friends. You can collect a whole collection: the designs are not similar, and the range is updated regularly.
Plates, mugs, and Toilet Paper magazine itself
Toilet Paper is often sold in stores at museums of modern art, as well as enameled plates (16 euros), tablecloths (27 euros), kitchen towels (36 euros) and plastic trays with prints from the magazine. True, such gifts are not suitable for every person who is fond of food. All this is for people with a sense of humor and, probably, those who are interested in contemporary art. Each item looks spectacular and can be not only useful in the household, but will also become a decoration of the kitchen.
Rice, Noodle, Fish: Deep Travels Through Japan's Food Culture
The author, Matt Golding, is the founder of the independent online magazine about food, politics, culture and travel Roads & Kingdoms. In the past, he was the editor of Men's Health's Food section and co-author of The New York Times, entitled Eat This, Not That, which later came out as a book and became a bestseller. Over the past few years, Golding has been traveling in Japan and collecting stories for R&K. Therefore, there is no doubt that his book is a deep and interesting reading on the topic.
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The Mission Chinese Food Cookbook
The most anticipated book of the year. Danny Boen is one of America’s most famous young chefs, the chef and co-founder of Mission Chinese Food, which first opened in San Francisco and then migrated to New York. In 2011, Bon Appétit placed Mission Chinese Food in second place in the ranking of the best new restaurants of the year in America, and in 2012, The New York Times named it the best new restaurant in New York. The book contains not only recipes, but also the history of the restaurant.
Milk Bar Life: Recipes & Stories
Kristina Toshi is a pastry chef and co-owner of Momofuku Milk Bar, a chain of cafes belonging to the empire of the aforementioned American restaurateur and chef David Chang. This book is a continuation of the series. Inside there are recipes of what is cooked in the Milk Bar: cookies, pies and savory food, which all New York has been densely hooked on for several years now.
J. Kenji López-Alt
The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science
This book was written by the author of the famous site Serious Eats, a leading column of Food Lab. Secrets and thoughtful techniques for the proper preparation of different foods will be useful for both experimenters in the home kitchen and cooks.
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