Non-Glossy Food Mag
Unlike the rash of new vanity restaurant publications (BLT Living, David Burke Magazine, etc.) Diner Journal, published by the owners of Diner and Marlow & Sons in Williamsburg, is part cookbook, part memoir, and more interested in promoting farmers and purveyors than the restaurants themselves. The winter edition of the quarterly can be found at McNally Robinson bookstore in Soho for $7.50, and is illustrated, in the style of Chez Panisse publications, with old menus and arty food photos. Features on Evans Creamery in Norwich, New York, and Fleishers grass-fed beef shop in Kingston are followed by relevant recipes for eggnog and beef brisket cooked in Chimay, which makes the Journal a good stopgap until Diner publishes its first cookbook.