Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts

Thursday, July 24, 2014

NOBLE ROT #4: Jura food and wine special

Noble Rot is about wine and also about food, life and music. The small magazine just released it's 4th issue. It's a special about the Jura: the food, wines and cheese. James Murphy from LCD Soundsystem discusses the best wines from the Jura and how his love for wine started: "Cornelissen Munjabel was the wine that was the start for me. Before that, the only thing I knew about wines was that some were expensive, some were cheap and that big was supposed to be good".

Sunday, July 13, 2014

interview with Rosa Park from CEREAL

CEREAL is a popular magazine in the store since the first issue came in. Calm, minimalistic design and interesting features on travel and food. Issue six just came out. We had some questions for editor in chief Rosa Park. 

When the first issue of Cereal came out, it seemed that it immediately found an audience that is still growing. Did you expect this?

At the risk of sounding trite, no, it was completely unexpected. I went with a very small initial print run due to this fear! The fear that what we have created may not find its audience right away. Fortunately, we sold out of our first print run in a month, which gave us the confidence to do a reprint of Volume 1, and have since been growing our circulation.

What do you think has changed since the first issue?

Everything and nothing. I say everything has changed because I have learned so much the past year and a half about the industry, how to run a business, what to expect from myself and my team, and this has influenced my perspective and how I approach my work. Having said that, it also feels as though nothing has changed, because our goals are still very much the same: to create a wonderful, quality product that our readers want to read and keep.

You are based in Bristol, UK, can you tell us something about the magazine scene there?

We are based in the South West of England - moving back and forth between Bristol and Bath - and it’s a wonderful place. I would say Bristol has more of a young, creative buzz, which is why our office is now based here. Certain cities just have that feeling - the entrepreneurial spirit and creative energy, and Bristol is one of them. As such, there is a booming magazine scene. Lots of independent titles exist in this area and new ones are launching regularly. It’s an exciting time.

Do you feel part of it?

I do and I don’t. I feel that we are a part of the new wave of independent titles by the nature and structure of our business, as well as our timeline. Conversely, my team and I are constantly travelling - as we are a travel magazine! - so I am actually not physically in Bristol for very long. I work around the clock and spend 99% of my time with my core team so I feel as though we live in a weird bubble that is Cereal land!

Which magazines do you read at the moment? Do you read a lot of new titles?

I read a lot of magazines. Too many perhaps? Haha. I actually read a lot of established, mainstream magazines such as Wired, National Geographic, TIME, World of Interiors and so on and so forth. New titles I read include Inventory, Smith Journal and Milk Deco. The one magazine I subscribe to is Monocle, it’s my favourite publication.

What are your future plans for Cereal?

We will continue to create our travel & lifestyle magazine, though some exciting developments are being made to its format and structure in the coming months! We will also begin printing our city guides, starting from the end of this summer. We are launching some great collaborative products for the winter season, and will be formally announcing the launch of our agency early next year.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

interview with Markus Hofko from PIE PAPER

PIE PAPER comes from New Zealand and is edited by Markus Hofko and Simon Oosterdijk. We just started stocking it. We have the previous issue called "Failure" and the new issue, which is their FOOD Issue. 
Pie Paper is really something else, printed in black and white with smaller coloured inserts, it gathers an eclectic mix of stories and images around a theme. It's the kind of magazine that is so full that you keep coming back to it to discover something new. 
We had a few questions for editor Markus Hofko and made two flip through video's to show you the inside a bit more.

How would you describe your magazine? And what influenced you to start it?

We have both been working as designers in the advertising field for quite a while and were heavily struggling with the narrowminded perception of the world which is mostly based around target groups and marketing plans. We wanted to break out of this routine and create something that would broaden our and the reader’s horizon, something that would merge disciplines, something time-less and non-trendy.

We see Pie as a theme-based research exercise in which no boundaries exist, no rules, no manifesto, no plan.

You are from New Zealand, we don’t get to taste many independent magazines from there. Is there a scene?

Apparently New Zealand has the largest number of magazine readers per capita in the world. Most of it is very mainstream though. Lifestyle, sports, fashion and fashion. But there is also a strong underground publishing scene. Most of it is artist publications. As Pie we don’t feel so much as part of a ‘scene’ here because of our non-specialized eclecticism.

Do you print the magazine yourself? What kind of printer do you use?

Our recent issue FOOD we did partly print ourselves on a Risograph. The color inserts and covers are printed offset and everything was manually collated by us afterwards.

The issues are based around one theme. How do you compile all this content and when do you think an issue is finished?

Good question. We start out very loosely by just throwing ideas around and doing a quick initial research into diverse topics. Over time we would end up with a long list of potential topics. A collective of collaborators will pick from this list and start their own investigation. Step by step some stories would grow. Some would turn out too complex and be dropped, others would suddenly open up doors to even more interesting subjects. Usually it takes us around one year to get to a point where we are happy with the selection. At the moment Pie is still more of a side project so we can’t dedicate a continuos period of time to it. But we are planning to have more frequent releases in the near future.

For the last issue you chose food as a topic, why?

After the two previous more ambiguous themes 'Failure’ and ‘Trace’ we felt like it was time for something more grounded. Something mundane and banal that could still reveal new ideas and forgotten legends.

Which magazines do you read?

More the informative type: Colors, Cabinet, Abstrakt, Wired, New Scientist

Sunday, May 11, 2014

MOOD #4: the punk issue

MOOD = music + food.

The editors were based in Belgium for the first three issues but moved to New York City last year where they made their fourth: PUNK.

The issue opens with a brief history of punk in ten pages illustrated by Elisa Perez.

Then there's an article on brewing beer with the three friends of Chicago's Hunx brewery. Their favourite beer is called Big Trouble: a jalapeno raspberry pale ale. They talk about the difficulties brewing the right beer, sometimes they screw up. Watch out for the new Hot Rum Cow issue that's soon available, they have dived into the world of lager recently...

Then there are interviews with the bands Flamingods and Seward who are also photographed on stage.
The editors went to Minneapolis to check the restaurants and record stores there, they made a map with some of the highlights they discovered so when you find yourself in Minneapolis once you know where to browse through vinyls, have a great dinner and then a nice beer.
Next to all the music and restaurants and beer brewing you find a handful of good recipes. Mood is really a one of a kind title on our food shelf. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

LUCKY PEACH #10: a street food special

Lucky Peach is the king of the independent food magazines. Always teasing recipes, articles that cover a wide range of topics besides food and above all it's extremely funny and witty.
The new issue is all about street food. Lisa Hanawalt draws and writes about her good and awful New York street food experiences.

Benjamin Wolfe investigates the micro organisms that live in disposed cigarette butts and describes how they enjoy their 'street food', there are articles on cooking with charcoal and especially Mourad Lahlou wrote a nice story on charcoal culture in Morrocco and how he translates it to American food culture.

There's an extended article on the world's most important and popular sausages, the Dutch frikandel seems to be one of the worst: "The English translation of sausage in Dutch is the autologically unfortunate word worst, which may or may not be a coincidence. "

Asian street food also gets a lot of attention in this issue. But the nice thing is that Lucky Peach really seems to cover the whole world, from Morrocco to Asia to Scandinavia. This is a very nice read.

Saturday, February 1, 2014


Mixing fashion with food and art but still remaining originally a food title, ALLA CARTA's third issue is a treat for food and art lovers. The cross over between food and other diciplines is a trend we see with title like The Gourmand, Fuet and The Carton.

Alla Carta is a thick and big magazine with nice rough paper that holds the photography well. "We truly believe in paper" they state on their Facebook page, hence the title Alla Carta which means On Paper in Italian. They also state that enjoying food is "a typical Italian characteristic". Yes maybe, but it's also a Newscentre characteristic! Browse Alla Carta and our other food titles here.

Under the table - Alla Carta magazine - from jonathan emma on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


The Gourmand proves it's quality with every new issue. Subtitle is "A food and culture journal", it's loved equally by cooks and artists.

In this 3rd one: Gemma Tickle makes fantastic sculptures with different kinds of pasta, food stylist Petra O'Brien shows us the tools she uses for her presentations, Set Fluker made photo's while working dishwashing shifts with striking results and the Polish immigrants in the UK that bring Polish products.

The Gourmand is excellent in mixing art and food, every issue has great photo's of food installations, artists working with food and interesting essays on food and food culture. Plus of course: recipes!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

FUET: new food magazine from Spain

This is the first issue of FUET, a new food title from Spain named after this Spanish saucage. It's as good as other Spanish titles like Apartamento and The Plant. Also it is comparable to The Gourmand, mixing food, photography, essays and art.

In #1 we see how a pig is slaughtered and processed to the kitchen, modern food rituals, an investigation of cutlery, an interview with Antoni Miralda, recipes (rabbit in chocolate sauce) and poems.
Fuet is yet another great title on our expanding food shelves. It is exciting to see how many of these titles appear at the moment. Have a look at some others here.

Monday, January 6, 2014


After the succes of the first issue of Another Escape we are now treated on issue two. This British independent magazine focuses on the story behind people, craft, travel, photography, cooking. 

A portrait of four contemporary tango musicians from Argentina, squid fishing in the UK, ochre - one of the oldest used pigments and where it's from, coffee grinding and vintage automobilia.

Every page has impeccable design, it's lush and has strong photography. It's a bit darker than affiliated titles like Kinfolk and Cereal.

We spoke to editor in chief Rachel Maria Taylor when the first issue came out, read the interview here.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Cereal #4

Just in, the new issue of Cereal.
 Grains, Krakow, Uniform wares, Los Angeles, Forest............
and much more of course!  Like wheat, maize, Los Angeles, waves, rolls, pierogi, grass..........


Friday, September 27, 2013



Flip the magazine and you get another gender perspective!  Read the section for women, flip it and read the section for men or just skip it (hahaha). This would be a shame because in both parts there is a lot to experience, although i can imagine that men get a slightly different feeling when they read (and see) the article about DICK SOUP than the ladies! lo and behold in the middle of the magazine the genders mix with an predictable result; FOOD SEX! 

also featuring:
Fuchsia Dunlop cooks stag penises; Alice Waters discusses being a woman in the kitchen; Amelia Gray tries out the offerings at the toughest strip club in LA. For the gents, Ben Shewry, chef of Melbourne’s much heralded Attica, talks food and fatherhood; men cook with flowers (squash blossoms, nasturtiums, and more); Peter Meehan investigates castration in cooking. You’ll find essays about gay cooking in America, the lasting cultural impact of
Three’s Company’s Jack Tripper, and the food of bachelor mountain ascents. Plus: original art exploring the intersection of food and sex, curated by the creators of Thickness, the erotic comics anthology.

Thursday, September 12, 2013


We stock some great titles about food, there seems to be a new wave of culinary magazines that come with a new approach to food journalism. They're often well designed, funny, full of beautiful pictures and interesting editorials on food and the people behind it.

We also store these four small food zines. They have exactly the same size.

PUT A EGG ON IT #7   (order here)

Put A Egg On It comes from Brooklyn, New York and is always printed on green paper.It has recipes, interviews with cooks, great photography and drawings. This 7th issue has recipes for curried sweet potato gnocchi, pork and cabbage dumplings, kuldunai, Czech dumplings and lamb-stuffed cabbage. A very nice zine about food culture.  We spoke with editor Sarah Keough when the last issue came out, read that interview here.

LA BROUSSE #3  (order here)
La Brousse comes to us from Marseille. And it is ofcourse written in French. But also if you don't speak French there's plenty to enjoy and discover in this title. It has recipes, lots of drawings and a good sense of humour. This last summer issue is about ice cream mostly. It also includes an insert with a map of the market of Marseille.

NOBLE ROT #2    (order here)
Noble Rot comes from the UK and is about wine and food. Essays about wine from experts, an interview with Coldplay about wine and Coldplay, the wines of Rioja's Lopez de Heredia and wine terrorism in the South of France. There are a few wine magazines around but Noble Rot is different, it looks at wine from many angles.

 (order here)

The Runcible Spoon comes from Washington and is made by three friends. It's a charming, messy magazine and includes cartoons, recipes and stories about food. This last summer issue is all about salt.

Monday, September 9, 2013

KINFOLK #9 - every day is like sunday

Since the last issue of Kinfolk there's a new slogan on the cover. First it said 'Guide to small gatherings', now it's 'Discovering new things to cook, make and do'.
In Kinfolk every day could be a saturday or a sunday, it seems like the people in the magazine enjoy every minute of their lifes with their best friends with the best food on the most exciting or beautiful locations. In this sense it's a bit unrealistic but then again most magazines are a bit unrealistic compared to real life and maybe in that sense it's better to live in Kinfolk than in Toiletpaper Magazine.

With the trendsetting, serene, calm and perfectionist design of the magazine you can really dive into these pages and truely get inspired for the weekend.
A customer told us the other day she thought of Kinkolk as an experience rather than a magazine, which illustrates the love people have grown for this title.
Issue #9 just arrived at the store and can be ordered here.

Kinfolk Saturdays: Picking Berries from Kinfolk ( on Vimeo.

Monday, August 12, 2013

CHICKPEA: a vegan quarterly

Sharpen your knives, because some tasty food is coming your way!
We received our first issue of a Vegan Magazine called CHICK PEA a vegan quarterly.

This is what they say about themselves: 
community-based After starting our blog hipsterfood in 2010, we wanted to create something that could include all of our colleagues and great readers. We get all of our content from our on-line community, and strive to showcase great features from people of all backgrounds and skill We think magazines shouldn't be jam-packed full of ads, or exist solely to promote products from huge corporations. We run a limited number of ads from reputable companies in our free on-line preview - but all paid versions, whether print or digital, will always be ad-free.whole foods We proudly promote a whole-foods, plant based DIY way of life, something anyone can try, even if they're not vegan or vegetarian. Our magazine's content is 100% vegan.high quality
Our print copies are printed & bound in small runs, on heavy duty paper that will last you years to come.
This issue has a lovely summery feel to it, moisterizers for the skin , sorbets and cocktails for the summer afternoon, and cakes and tartelettes for desert.

Monday, July 22, 2013

ice cream weather with THE CARTON #6

Food magazine THE CARTON from Beirut stole our heart from the first issue we stocked. It shows the Middle East through food culture. This summer issue is about ice cream. 
Amsterdam based cook book writers and Middle East fanatics Merijn Tol and Nadia Zerouiali wrote an article on special ice cream: Syrian pistachio, pomegranate sorbet, saffron and tahini haleweh. Yummy!
Then there's an investigation on the kitchen of Casablanca and Riri and Richard Azrak who pursue their great grandfathers ice cream salon in Beirut. 
The nice thing about The Carton is that it has a style of it's own with a clear love for food, yet it fits in perfectly with the other new upcoming titles on our food shelves. 

Saturday, July 20, 2013


CEREAL's third issue is again a hit in the Newscentre. People adore the calm, soft design and editorials about food and travel. 
This introverted style we also see with Kinfolk, but Cereal is undoubtedly British and the two titles co-exist well next to each other. 

This issue has articles on edible flowers, the British coastal towns, the beaches of Santa Barbara, insects as a delicacy and Iceland's moss, architecture, horses and wild outdoor destinations.