Quotation by Nora Ephron

It would never occur to anyone at Gourmet to take the kind of sleek, witty food photographs I associate with the Life "Great Dinners" series, or the crammed, decadent pictures the women's magazines specialize in. Gourmet gives you a full-page color picture of an incredibly serious rack of lamb persille sitting on a somber Blue Canton platter by Mottahedeh Historic Charleston Reproductions sitting on a stiff eighteenth-century English mahogany table from Charles Deacon & son—and it's no wonder I never cook anything from this magazine: the pictures are so reverent I almost feel I ought to pray to them.
Nora Ephron (b. 1941), U.S. author and humorist. Scribble Scrabble, ch. 19 (1978).

Written in 1976 about Gourmet, a very elegant magazine with a self-consciously upper-class ambience.
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