Posted 14 December 2003 - 05:51 PM
These are several but connected questions.
I really admire the way that you have found to present yourself as a character in your articles. I was wondering if portraying yourself as a slightly mad and obsessive male was conceived to appeal to Vogue's female readership as a humorous archetype? Or was it just a happy fit?
Your work is obviously popular (I myself have both of the books in hardcover and have lent them to numerous associates and friends [who thus did not have to purchase them]) but do you ever find appearing in Vogue confining? I mean by this limiting the range of your readership. I have occasionally picked up Vogue and leafed through it to see what your article was about and have purchased the magazine a few times but the stench of the perfume inserts and the hideously crazed eyes of the models put me off more often than not. So I wait for the books.
Have you considered making your articles availble in another format (such as by subscription email or website)? Or even for free on a website paid for with adverts? Does your contract with Vogue forbid this? Or has this never occured to you?
"Behold, I teach you the ubermunch. The ubermunch is the meaning of the earth. Let your will say: the ubermunch shall be the meaning of the earth!" -Fritzy N.
"It's okay to like celery more than yogurt, but it's not okay to think that batter is yogurt."
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Posted 15 December 2003 - 11:13 AM
I would also like to add that reading your choucroute article as a teenager was probably the most transformative food experience in my life. Thank you.
Posted 16 December 2003 - 08:31 AM
Posted 17 December 2003 - 12:25 PM
And if I may pose yet another question, you wrote long ago that Acme's levain was the best bread in America. This was some time ago (pre-Balthazar, I believe), and I wonder if you've revised your opinion. I am interested because I live 2 block from the Acme bakey.
Posted 18 December 2003 - 10:35 PM