A few years back the incredible Marian Bantjes sent me this wonderful Hallowe’en poster. Earlier the same year, I had put her work in an exhibition.
Marian’s post on heraldry is one of my favs. And check out her 10th Anniversary cover for GQ Italia, ’10 designers, 10 covers . . . 10 years of men, stories, adventures and style.’
For a few years now, Don Reid’s been photographing the food at The Oak Café. The photos are published annually in The American River Review, the award-winning literary magazine at American River College. I was one of the faculty advisors for the 2008 edition, the first to profile the school’s culinary department.
Here’s his photoset.
One of the reasons I teach at American River College is The Oak Café. Staffed and run by culinary students, the Oak Café is one of the hardest tables to get in Sacramento – with four star ratings [twice from The Sacramento Bee] and mucho local critical acclaim, they don’t skimp on anything. It’s a foodie’s dream tucked away in a corner of a Community College.
Type treatment, set using my Escoffier Capitaux font
A while back, Café instructor Teresa Urkofsky borrowed my copy of Mary and Vincent Price’s A Treasury of Great Recipes (1965). Known for his horror films, Vincent Price (1911-93) was also one of the pioneers of the gourmet movement. He used his celebrity to promote high class eating worldwide. And this over-the-top cookbook – which features funky recipes from the best restaurants in the world (at the time) – is a testament to his love of good food. [Read more →]