Magazine F is a food documentary magazine which focuses on one ingredient per issue. The magazine explores how each ingredient is grown, prepared, and shared in different cultures around the world, through in-depth interviews, inspiring stories, and beautiful photos.
The magazine originates in Korea, where it is published roughly 6 times a year. But as part of its quest to examine the use of foods worldwide, it features information on many locations, traditions, cooks, and producers. This issue on vinegar includes an investigation into the origins of aceto balsamico and interviews with Massimo Bottura and Laura Galli Morandi, both of Modena, a survey of artisan vinegar makers in the UK and the US, profiles of vinegar-enthusiastic Viennese chefs Konstantin Fillippou and Heinz Reitbauer, and tasting notes on vinegars from around the world.
And among the many fascinating and odd bits of vinegar trivia here, per capita use of vinegar in Japan is nearly 8 kilograms, while in China it's a mere 2.3 kilograms.
Paperback. Color photographs throughout.