The March edition of Bon Appetit Magazine (the one that does not have my name on the masthead even though I was still a Contributing Editor when the issue was created...check out my beautiful cabbage on the Prep School page) features and “Big Easy” food story with recipes forJambalaya, Gateau de Sirop and Crawfish. This story began as an entertaining story--a photo and recipe montage of shiny, happy people and dinner-party-perfect recipes. What ended up being published is a stark recipe story with a Mardi Gras tie-in. Too bad. While the recipes are easy and comforting, the food was just a small part of this story.
Back in June, I flew to Monroe LA. I was part of the team sent to produce an entertaining pictorial about the charming Anna Beth, AB, and Vince Chao. AB is a writer, interior decorator and photographer. Vince is her Cowboy handyman husband (and he cooks and he plays guitar and sings in a band and has excellent musical taste). They are delightful and the home that they restored is so stylish and fun. But, you won’t see them or the friends they gathered for the shoot. Nope. New Ed in Chief Adam Rappoport doesn’t like entertaining stories-- thinks they are girly. And we all know, girls don’t read cooking magazines.
Luckily, you can get a glimpse of AB and Vince on AB’s Blog. These pics are Brian Fink’s polaroids found in my food styling bag.