This is not a post about Gwyneth. To be clear, I think you have to admire the lady even as you roll your eyes. She’s good at most anything she does and she does a lot in a very big, very public way. I like her movies and I like her cookbook and though I can’t claim to like her music, I did notice that I was humming one of her songs in the kitchen this past weekend. I blame my yoga teach (v. yogic of me) who plays it during class. But Ms. Paltrow sings in a way that’s catchy enough to stick and accompany me while I chop onions.
But like I said, this post is about the new Bon Appétit, the second with Adam Rappaport at the helm and the one to prove that last month’s Italy issue wasn’t just a lucky start, but the rebirth of the magazine as something relevent for us younger foodies and entertainers. I had fun reading this issue and I don’t think I’ve ever said that. Usually I like a few recipes and forget about the others entirely, but I found myself building entire menus around each recipe as I flipped through the pages. And I love a magazine that reflects the way we already entertain, e.g. using Tekla towel for kitchen rags and napkins, but offers resources and ideas we haven’t come up with ourselves.
So tell us, what do you think of the new Bon Appétit? What recipes are you going to try? Did you love the Toast with the Most piece as much as I did? Whoever thought of topping crostini with charred summer corn, crema Mexicana, cilantro and chili pepper is a genius in my book. Also, how inviting is Fergus & Margot Henderson’s home with its sour cream walls, thick wooden countertops and family clutter? Aren’t you excited to try their chocolate ice cream recipe?