Normally, newsstands have any number of very gay magazines to choose from, and we’re not just talking about Out or The Advocate (on sale now!). There’s GQ for stylish guys, Men’s Health for the gym bunnies, Martha Stewart Living for the Type A homemaker in us all, Us Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, the list goes on.
Well, add another one to this list. At least for the month of March.
Always a favorite glossy for the discriminating gourmand, Saveur is a treat to read any time of year. But March gives us another reason to pick up the food bible: The magazine’s editor-in-chief James Oseland married his partner of five years Carlos Daniel Dos Santos in New York this past December and the issue includes a mini wedding album as well as a play-by-play of the delicious food enjoyed by Saveur’s staff and other guests.
The lucky attendees feasted on some truly excellent (sounding) Taiwanese food in Manhattan’s Chinatown. They topped it off with champagne and one very spectacular (we can guess) and truly Southern coconut meringue layer cake baked by associate food editor and Mississippi native Ben Mims.
Oseland regales us with tales of the decadent dessert, then directs the reader from his touching wedding story to a more heartbreaking article written by Mims. Since 2010, when the food writer came out to his parents, their contact with him has all but ceased and baking his mother’s spectacular layer cakes is his way of staying connected to his complicated roots.
These articles add a fascinating and bittersweet twist to the already arresting recipes.