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SPD 52 Call For Entries!

SPD 52 Call For Entries!

It's time to go for the gold by entering the Best Editorial Design Competition!

The Early Bird Deadline is Friday, December 16th.  So, start gathering your entries for submission because there are more opportunities to win. We have a stellar team leading the effort.  Check out the Co-Chair Announcement here.


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Cover of the Day: Time Out (New York), November 23 - December 6, 2016

Cover of the Day: Time Out (New York), November 23 - December 6, 2016

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Time Out (New York), November 23 - December 6, 2016


Creative Director: Tom Hislop
Illustrator: Libby van der Ploeg
Editor in Chief: Carla Sosenko




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Cover of the Day: The New Yorker (US), December 5, 2016

Cover of the Day: The New Yorker (US), December 5, 2016

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The New Yorker (US), December 5, 2016


Artwork: Peter de Seve
Art Editor: Francoise Mouly
Editor: David Remnick




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Happy Thanksgiving!

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In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, SPD would like to say thank you to all of our wonderful members and supporters!!! 

Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving!

PHOTOS IN GRAPHIC BY JAMES RYANG

Holiday Inspiration from Members pt 2

                                                                                             
More of SPD's Foodies are checking in !

Cooking Light's, Creative Director, Rachel Lasserren shares  photos of her Thanksgiving preparation :

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Cooking Light's Thanksgiving Cookbook, The How-To Edition, from our November issue. Fifty pages of step-by-step guides on mastering the essentials and knowing when and how to riff. We cover it all, from planning the menu to divvying up leftovers. 

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After months and months of planning for Thanksgiving, I like to keep it simple. My favorite thing to make and eat is a recipe from Gourmet magazine, Cranberry Orange Relish. It's so easy. You throw orange supremes, chopped apples, cranberries, and allspice in a food processor until coarsely chopped and then add some sugar if needed. That's it! There is no cooking and the freshness and tartness provides much needed relief from a day of overindulging. 

Rachel Lasserre
Creative Director
Cooking Light 

Holiday Inspiration from Members


This Thanksgiving we asked two of SPD's foodies what scrumptious treats were going on their table. What special creations were they sharing with guests. We got back an absolutely delicious dessert recipe from Michele Outlander, founder & Creative Director of Gather Journal, and a curated menu of recipes from Casey Stenger, Photo Director of Real Simple.

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Casey Stenger , here in a selfie with her sous chef, Harper!

"It's that time of year again--time to eat our feelings!  And hot damn we have a lot of feelings to eat!!  I'm abandoning the family classics this round and hunkering down with my New York people. "

The menu:
Food 52- Russ Parson' Dry Brined Turkey:  made this last year; best ever!
New York Magazine -Tom Colicchio's Sausage Stuffing with Golden Raisin Sage: ridiculous..
Bon Appétit's Whipped Potatoes with Horseradish:my family wants a classic mash but I love this recipe and I'm cooking!
Ina Garten's Roasted Brussel Sprouts 
...and for dessert - Martha Stewart's Cinnamon-Swirl Apple Slab Pie  
I'm not much for sweets but the photo had me at hello. It had better deliver!

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I might make some biscuits or these pretzel parker house rolls that Smitten Kitchen just posted but we'll leave some room for improvisation.
Happy Thanksgiving!!

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http://www.caseystenger.com
instagram: @imagecase

Holiday Inspiration from Members

                                                                                                       
This Thanksgiving we asked two of SPD's foodies what scrumptious treats were going on their table. What special creations were they sharing with guests. We got back an absolutely delicious dessert recipe from Michele Outlander, founder & Creative Director of Gather Journal, and a curated menu of recipes from Casey Stenger, Photo Director of Real Simple

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Michele Outland
Co-Founder & Creative Director 
Gather Journal (right) 
photographed with business partner
Fiorella Valdesolo 
Co-Founder & Editor
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Brown Butter and Pear Lunar Clafoutis
Gather Journal, Issue #8, Winter 2016
Serves 6 

"I love making this clafoutis around the holidays. The pears are perfectly seasonal and the brown butter, cardamom, and almond extract give it a comforting, cozy feel--plus a little powdered sugar dusted on top adds some magical wintry moon vibes. It's also super easy to pull together but manages to be a real showstopper when brought to the table. "

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Brown Butter and Pear Lunar Clafoutis

2 ½ Tbsp unsalted butter, plus more for buttering dish
3 firm ripe Anjou pears, peeled and scooped into balls with a melon baller (about 1½ cups)
3 large eggs at room temperature
1 ⅓ cups whole milk
½ cup sugar
½ cup all-purpose flour
¼ tsp ground cardamom
⅛ tsp almond extract
confectioners' sugar for dusting

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter a 1½ to 2 qt ovenproof baking dish pretty enough to serve from.

2. Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat until it's lightly browned and smells nutty, about 3 minutes. Add pear balls and cook, swirling pan occasionally, until pears are lightly caramelized, about 4 minutes. Scatter pears with their brown butter in prepared dish.

3. In a blender, combine the eggs, milk, sugar, flour, cardamom, extract, and ¼ tsp salt until smooth.

4. Pour batter over pears and bake until pale golden and just set, about 40 to 45 minutes. A sharp knife inserted into the custard should come out clean. Clafoutis will sink slightly as it rests. Serve warm or at room temperature dusted with confectioners' sugar.

https://gatherjournal.com/recipes/brown-butter-and-pear-lunar-clafoutis/

Photo: Gentl &Hyers, Recipe and Food Styling : Maggie Ruggiero Prop Styling :Kim Ficaro

website: gatherjournal.com
instagram: gather journal



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Cover of the Day: The New Yorker (US), November 28, 2016

Cover of the Day: The New Yorker (US), November 28, 2016

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The New Yorker (US), November 28, 2016


Artwork: Barry Blitt
Art Editor: Francoise Mouly
Editor: David Remnick




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