As Requested

January 20, 2019

Somebody reached out to me on Instagram to ask where he might find a copy of the wonderful article David Halberstam wrote for us at Gourmet in 2006.

So I thought I would post it here.


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  • Katie Gibbs says:

    I miss Gourmet when you were editor so much!

  • Summer says:

    So excited to see you’re coming back to Seattle in April for your new book. Love your other memoirs and I’m looking forward to this one.

    How on earth do you pick where to eat while you’re in each city? So many good ones! I live over in Kirkland so my favorite is Little Brother/ deru.

    If you get to Pike place this trip stop in an indi chocolate (downstairs behind Honest Biscuits). It’s the best mocha in Seattle.

  • Moe Mosiman says:

    I remember reading this article when my monthly subscription to Gourmet would arrive. After reading the about the ham from Benton’s bacon, I immediately ordered some and still do today including a trip for a tour years ago. Question if possible ma’am. Does the diagonal cut in the top of the magazine mean that it was never sold? Always wondered. Thank you for the article. It brought back memories.

    • admin says:

      Hi Moe,
      You’re right about the cut. It means that it was not a newsstand issue, but a pre-publication issue that was routinely sent before the full run was printed. It was mostly so we could do final color corrections.

  • admin says:

    I truly love Seattle and its restaurants, and I hope I’ll have time to go out to eat. But what usually happens on book tour – when you’re in a different city every day – is that restaurants are closed by the time you finish your final event, and you end up ordering room service.

    And thanks so much for the chocolate tip: I might have a moment to pop in there.

  • Pam says:

    Add me to the legions who miss the wonderful writing like this that we always found in Gourmet. I wish that I had kept every one of them.

  • Sharen says:

    Another reason why I miss Gourmet…articles such as this one.
    Just realized when reading a “food” book how much Gourmet expanded my world and awareness of other cultures.