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Food, color, and Saveur
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Author:  TheFuzzy [ Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Food, color, and Saveur


Interesting article on food writing and assumptions about one's audience's ethnicity: ... -thy-tran/

However, the real gem of the interview follows:

Thy Tran: I used to joke that Saveur magazine had three basic narratives for their features:

1) Back in college, I visited this completely alien country and fell in love with it immediately. I wandered the alleyways and discovered amazing places with real people serving real food. I revisit as often as I can, and I now consider it a second home. Here’s a great recipe for paella.

2) When we fled the war, the only thing we took were the clothes on our backs and our grandmother’s recipe book. Now, join me as I return to my homeland and learn how to make dumplings while reconciling with past devastation and modern development. [Insert requisite description of boy using cell phone while riding a water buffalo.]

3) When I was little, our nanny/cook/farm hand would let me sit on a stool in the kitchen and she’d sing while grinding corn. Here is her recipe for tamales.

Is that not every feature Saveur article, ever?

Author:  ldkelley [ Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Food, color, and Saveur

TheFuzzy wrote:
Is that not every feature Saveur article, ever?

It really is - no one every just grew up middle class and loving food in those magazines.

The interview was interesting, too.. The bit at the end about having her article drastically changed was infuriating to read.


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