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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Grab Your Fork in Men's Style magazine

I don't usually make a habit to read men's magazines, but when Kat emailed me about getting a mention in Men's Style I couldn't resist a quick trip to the newsagent.

A quick flip though this impressive quarto glossy, and yes, there on page 75, was a column devoted to food blogs with Grab Your Fork mentioned lucky last.



In a column titled "Mouse food", Chris English "trawls the top blogs of fine dining and fast food" and writes:

"Quality food writing has long been the preserve of the celebrity chef, often assisted by an army of food stylists and photographers. However, through the medium of blogging a bunch of enthusiastic amateurs armed with little more than a passion for food and a digital camera are demonstrating just how enjoyable eating vicariously though others can be. Here are five of the best..."



His list includes Saigon-centric NoodlePie (Graham's no longer based in Vietnam but he still posts interesting tidbits and links about street food cuisine); the carb-alicious EggBaconChipsAndBeans (Russell's irresistible greasy spoon quest across London which resulted in his very own book deal); jet-setting Michelin-dining foodblogger Pim at Chez Pim; and our favourite intrepid home cook hero Anthony at Man That Cooks in Perth.

Props to all, and good to see that even cashed-up style-conscious lads can't resist a bit of tasty food voyeurism.


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posted by Helen (AugustusGloop) on 2/28/2007 10:58:00 pm


12 Comments:

  • At 3/01/2007 4:19 am, Anonymous Mama BoK said…

    Wow..! another worthy mention...! ;) congrats.. AG..!

     
  • At 3/01/2007 8:06 am, Blogger jenjen said…

    Congrats on the mention Helen!

     
  • At 3/01/2007 8:51 am, Blogger Kat O+ said…

    Congrats! Now you can honestly say that your picture's been in a men's magazine. *lol*

    I do have a question. When you're featured in these magazines without knowing that they've mentioned you...does that mean they've used photos from your blog without asking?

     
  • At 3/01/2007 10:39 am, Anonymous HelenThura said…

    That is so cool! congrats :)

     
  • At 3/01/2007 1:19 pm, Anonymous Y. said…

    I think you should go out and celebrate. With food.

     
  • At 3/01/2007 6:34 pm, Blogger Truffle said…

    How flattering and well deserved. Congratulations!

     
  • At 3/01/2007 9:48 pm, Anonymous Alexandra said…

    Oh WOW!! Congrats Helen! Mens Style is without a doubt, hands-down the best of the male magazines. I doubt you'd be seeing anything about 'real' food in something like Ralph!! Congrats again and keep up the good work!

     
  • At 3/02/2007 1:26 am, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi Mama Bok - Thanks. It's always a pleasant surprise :)

    Hi jenjen - Thank you. It's good to see food blogs gaining greater recognition.

    Hi kat o+ - I like that quote!

    Yes it was a little surprising that they used my photo (and that the resolution turned out ok, as well). I won't be complaining since it was used to promote my blog anyway.

    Hi HelenThura - Thanks. It's quite an impressive magazine too.

    Hi Y - I like your thinking :)

    Hi Truffle - It was very much appreciated, albeit humbly.

    Hi Alexandra - lol. The men's mag judge has spoken :) Thanks for reading. Hope the site continues to whet your appetite!

     
  • At 3/02/2007 3:29 am, Blogger Yvo said…

    Haha, I was going to say the same as Kat O- it seems a lot of magazines mention you but they don't ask your permission? Is that a common thing ???

    Congratulations!!!!

     
  • At 3/03/2007 10:32 pm, Blogger Georgia said…

    Congratulations! You certainly are getting across a wide share of the market! My husband had his photo taken at a soccer match that ended up being used for an article in Hustler (who knew they had articles?) That was an embarrassing purchase!

     
  • At 3/04/2007 12:05 am, Anonymous swee said…

    congrats ;) you deserve it

     
  • At 3/05/2007 12:38 am, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi Yvo - I've never been forewarned (unless of course I've been interviewed). It's always a pleasant surprise :)

    Hi Georgia - Wow. Hustler magazine? He could make a few extra quid signing copies :)

    Hi Swee - Thanks :)

     

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