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Old 09-18-2014, 11:04 AM   #11
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I've only recently started looking past the glossy eye catcher cooking magazines. For a while I was taking several only to find I almost never ade anything out of them except a big stack of unread magazines. My across the street neighbor somehow got double issues so she puts one of them in my mailbox when they come. I keep thinking I should make something and take it to her since she has been doing this for well over a year. I've decided to go thru what I have and pass right by the eye catchers.
The only one I buy is the BBC Good Food Mag. I got a years subscription for a Christmas present a few years ago and while I didn't renew at the end of the year I still buy the odd copy if it has something interesting in it.

I usually go through it again when I've finished reading it and extract any recipes or hints that I find interesting/useful and put them in my file before dropping them off at the Doctor's or the dentist's for the waiting room.
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:06 AM   #12
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I have a penchant for special edition Italian or Mexican Cooking Magazines...they often have the same recipes in them as the ones I bought the year before...
I find that with the monthly I sometimes buy.
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:25 AM   #13
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This made me smile. One of my (many)cousins is a "food stylist" for illustrations in magazines and cookery books and tells us tales you wouldn't believe about how food is "tweaked" for the camera. She says mashed potato is the food stylist's saviour. Among many other things it's used to replace ice cream in photographs and as filling for pies which are to be photographed to make them look full and as if the filling hasn't shrunk.

The (digital) camera often can lie!
They also paint those beautiful steaks with Gravy Master over a coat of Vaseline to make them look juicy and have beautiful grill marks.

Sara Moulton after she graduated from Culinary School wanted to be a food stylist. That is what Julia Child hired her for to do the pictures in her cookbooks. But somehow she got distracted when Julia wanted her help in the kitchen for her TV shows and she was hooked.
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Old 09-18-2014, 12:09 PM   #14
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This made me smile. One of my (many)cousins is a "food stylist" for illustrations in magazines and cookery books and tells us tales you wouldn't believe about how food is "tweaked" for the camera. She says mashed potato is the food stylist's saviour. Among many other things it's used to replace ice cream in photographs and as filling for pies which are to be photographed to make them look full and as if the filling hasn't shrunk.

The (digital) camera often can lie!
I guess it would melt under the hot lighting required for shoots, but whipped butter looks remarkably like ice cream as well. There used to be a local restaurant that had a fabulous buffet years and years ago and they'd have urns with different flavored/colored butters in large balls stacked high. Nearly everybody that walked in there for the first time thought it was mounds of ice cream.
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