Dispensing Happiness

A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.-Elsa Schiapirelli

That's me, the magical good cook.

Borrowing from my friend Dexygus, I've created my own food blog.

Read of my exploits in the kitchen! Salivate over the descriptions of fabulous desserts and savory meals I've concocted!

No, seriously...go ahead. It'll make my day.

Thursday, August 26, 2004

You've Been Redeemed


For the longest time, I've been less-than happy with my Gourmet subscription.

I've been getting Gourmet for...over four years. My very first issue? Oh, heavenly. That's where I got that fabulous Persian rice recipe. Matt and I loved it.

And the magazine kept my interest for a long time.

But starting some time last year, I found I really didn't like much of what I was seeing. Very few of the recipes appealed to me (or even to Matt, and it's much better suited to him, as a carnivore), and I wasn't even remotely interested in the articles (sure, next time I'm in Iceland, I'll know where to shop and dine, but...).

This afternoon, I got my September 2004 issue of Gourmet.

Oh, how wonderful. How appropriate...to me!

See, I have long been 'into' food in and from movies. As a matter of a fact, not long ago Matt and I sought out a number of 'food porn' films to add to our Netflix queue (Eat, Drink, Man, Woman; Tortilla Soup; Big Night; Like Water for Chocolate...).
And I love to find web sites or cookbooks (or both!) collecting recipes from books or movies.

As a gift last year, Matt gave me the Nero Wolfe cookbook. I love it. I've found a collection of James Bond foods and drinks.

These are the things I love.

And the new Gourmet? It's all about Food & Movies!!

Movie-inspired foods (Pear Pie from Mildred Pierce, Parsley Cumin Parathas from Monsoon Wedding and Timballo from Big Night), reviews of eateries and hotels referring to films (Blues Brothers, Groundhog Day, To Catch a Thief, Diamonds are Forever), an entire menu devoted to Gigi, even recipes from Sophia Loren (see my regular blog for a recent post about her)!

Oh, Gourmet...it took time, but I think I may just renew my subscription, based solely on this issue. You tease, you. Now, I'm once again hooked.

2 Thoughts for food:

At 12:11 AM, Blogger dexygus said...

i have that kind of relationship with gourmet, as well. i've let my subscription run out several times, but then they send me a renewal form with a really cheap rate, and i can't resist.

At 9:20 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

I've been lucky; I don't think I've paid more than a dollar an issue for some time.

but that's not why I'm mad at them! I mean, I don't want to read about KILLING LIVE LOBSTERS.


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