I really love cookbooks but recently I tried to explore a little bit more in the magazine world.
A few weeks ago I found Cereal in a bookstore in Soho, it caught my attention because it is visually striking but I really got me excited when I realized that it was about food and travel.
Cereal is a quaterly magazine in which they expose products, destinations, and interesting people always revolving around with food and travel. It´s based, designed and published in Bristol but, they have contributors in Scandinavia, the U.S. and Europe.
This is a copy of the second volume which has four main chapters: Berlin, Salt and Pepper, Seoul and Pembrokeshire (Wales).
Each chapter consists of several articles showcasing specific ingredients or places, for example in the case of Berlin they have an article on the Jewish Museum and another one on their currywurst.
Without a doubt my favorite chapter in this volume is Salt and Pepper, a subject not only almost forgotten but also basic and super interesting.
The image below is an excerpt from a photo essay on what they call the age old ritual of prolonging the life of food with salt.
I will admit that I love this magazine but I had a hard time buy it, I´m paying for a magazine I like to get the most out of it, and this one has only one recipe. But that one recipe is for Black Pepper Ice Cream and curiously it brings me good memories.
About eight years ago I took my first formal class pastry class and one day the chef gave us somo Black Pepper ice cream he had left over. The truth I was not very exited but I could not refuse the opportunity to try a new ice cream flavor, even if I can´t remember the taste I still remember the feeling, I was truly amazed. I´ve been wanting to make this type of ice cream since that moment, and finally it seems that I will finally be able to do it.