CR February: Yum! It’s the Food issue

Our February issue looks at how creativity is changing what and how we eat, with features on the story behind the Leon fast-food chain, apps for farmers in the developing world, the Disappearing Dining Club, trends in food photography and initiatives to tackle food wastage

Our February issue looks at how creativity is changing what and how we eat, with features on the story behind the Leon fast-food chain, apps for farmers in the developing world, the Disappearing Dining Club, trends in food photography and initiatives to tackle food wastage

 

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Rachael Steven meets the founders and design team at Leon, the restaurant chain with a fresh perspective on fast food

 

Mark Sinclair looks at how publisher Phaidon has applied its artistic heritage to its growing range of beautiful recipe books

 

Mark also reports on new initiatives that are being introduced to tackle the huge global food waste problem

 

Next, we take a look at the story behind the Haller app, one of a series of smart phone apps that are revolutionising farming and food production in developing countries

 

Eliza Williams meets Stuart Langley, founder of the Disappearing Dining Club, which serves up great food in unexpected locations to create memorable nights out

 

And Antonia Wilson reports on the current trends in photography and food styling, includng the importance of leaving in the crumbs, spills and smears to create deliciously authentic imagery

 

Amsterdam’s Bilder & De Clercq grocery stores offer a new approach to home cooking, with great design too. Eliza Williams reports

 

And Silas Amos picks out the major trends from the Pentawards annual

 

Of course, we also have our regular columnists: Daniel Benneworth-Gray attempts to make a list of new year’s resolutions; Michael Evamy bemoans the logos of the various UK political parties in advance of the general election in May and Paul Belford deconstructs a classic Big Issue poster

 

And Gemma Fletcher reviews the Guy Bourdin retrospective at Somerset House in London

 

 

Our cover this month was created and photographed by Massimo Gammacurta using a mixture of sugar, corn syrup and water to create the letterforms, which were then shot on glass. The logo was cast in sugar.

 

This is the second issue in what has been a change of strategy for CR. Over the next year, you will see us covering the creative industries from a wider perspective. Each issue will do this by exploiting a particular theme: in March, this will be Entertainment (including gaming, Film and TV) while our April theme will be Health

The best way to ensure you never miss an issue of CR is to subscribe and save up to 30% off the cover price. Full details are here

Subscribers also receive a range of discounts plus exclusive access to members-only events via CR Club (currently you can get free tickets to the Leeds Print Festival and 20% off all Phaidon food books)


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