Long Weekend Read. There are a bunch of Claudia Roden fans around here. Well, The New Yorker has a treat for you. The new double-issue is all about Food and includes a feature (print only) and podcast about Roden. They also offer some of her recipes online.
The Food Issue also includes a series of essays about food and family. (David Sedaris: "While my classmates were taking acid and having sex in their cars, I was arranging sausage buttons and sliced peppers into smiley faces."), a report on eating local in NYC, and a look at the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold at auction.