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In the Magazines: May 2012

by Berit Baugher

In the Magazines: May 2012

We've added a few titles to the May roundup because something is in the air: The travel magazines are all about food, and the food magazines are all about travel. Hey, no one's complaining.


On the Cover: David Farley visits the Vietnam countryside in search of an iconic noodle dish made with local well water.

- Vintage Voyager: Q&A with Levi's resident traveler, Jay Carroll, who also writes One Trip Pass, one of our 24 Best Travel Blogs and Sites, a feature we launched this week.

- New Orleans on a Roll: Bruce Aidells gives us a rundown on the muffuletta, an iconic sandwich of bread, cured meat, cheese, and olive salad dressing.

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Bon Appetit

On the Cover: 50 foodie favorites (some known, some unknown) in the Insider's Guide to Paris. (Next week, we'll roll out BA executive editor Christine Muhlke's story-behind-the-story.)

- In Adam Sachs' latest Obsessivore adventure, he transforms his Chinatown rooftop into a Japanese pop-up restaurant. (We've had the pleasure of eating at his table. It's always a pretty much like that: extravagant and memorable.)

- Danny Bowien Does ChengduAndrew Knowlton guides the San Francisco-based chef through his first food tour of China's Sichuan Province. Cue the heavy dose of chili and peppercorn.

- Fantasy Island: Chef Melia Marden recaps her family vacation to the Greek islands, complete with recreational painting and picnics by boat.

Get It: Subscribe to Bon Appetit.

Conde Nast Traveler

On the Cover: The top new hotels on the annual Hot List include Montauk's summer camp-inspired Ruschmeyers, British country retreat The Pig, and ecofriendly Six Senses Laamu.

- London Goes Electric: Kate Maxwell covers the East End, where the creative class is taking over with hot new restaurants, digital start-ups, and futuristic art galleries.

- Hot Tables: Seamus Mullen, Andrew Carmellini, Thierry Marx, and other star chefs confer with Geraldine Campbell on their favorite new restaurants.

Get It: Subscribe to Condé Nast Traveler.


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On the Cover: Culture A to Z is a compendium of everything from Australia's Wild Public Art Walk (Melbourne's Docklands) to the new ziggurats (Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia and Burj Mubarak Al-Kabir in Kuwait), visiting jazzman Jason Moran along the route.

Features include: Jean Pigozzi's Panama, Rumi's Turkey, and Virgin Galatic's Moon (we went for a visit too).

Your Own Private Tuscany: Lee Marshall rounds up ten great Italian villas, including La Bandita. (Want to go behind the scenes? Read the hilarious Innkeeper's Tales that La Bandita's John Voigtmann wrote for us.)

Also in this issue: Bullfighting in Southwest France, a visit to GoldenEye (that Jamaican joint that Pavia loved), and a profile of architect Steven Holl.  

Food & Wine

On the Cover: Asian food expert Naomi Duguid shares three mouth-watering recipes from by Burma, Bangladesh, and Thailand.

- Istanbul's New Meze Masters: Global gourmet Anya Von Bremzen looks at modern Turkish meyhanes, where chefs are modernizing local dishes while maintaining a sense of tradition.

- World's Best Food Pilgrimages: Curry in Bangkok, Persian mulberries in British Columbia, and barbecue in Kenya — just a few of the suggestions on this awesome list.

Get It: Subscribe to Food & Wine.

National Geographic Traveler

On the Cover: Dinner with a Laotian family, snow leopard sightings in Nepal, and cosmonaut training in Russia: all part of the annual 50 Tours of a Lifetime.

- Hello, Dumpling: We were so psyched to see a piece by former Fathom intern Christine Wei on Taipei's local restaurants and street carts.

- Traveling with animal companions — a basic right? Or just plain inconsiderate? Christopher Elliott, another one of our favorite travel bloggers, considers both sides of the touchy topic.

Get It: Subscribe to National Geographic Traveler.

Travel + Leisure

On the Cover: Parisian resident, beloved chef, and charming blogger David Lebovitz goes on the hunt for the perfect croissant.

- Homegrown Australia: Jay Cheshes digs into Tasmania's booming food scene, where local ingredients like sea lettuce and Bruny Island oysters are enticing Australia's best chefs.

- Five Ultimate Foodie Getaways: Gastronomic itineraries include Rome's best gelaterias and alfalfa-fed beef in Buenos Aires.

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Berit is an editor at Fathom. You can follow her on Instagram and Pinterest. She travels for sweets and beautiful design.

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