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The Gourmand magazine: at the cutting edge

Mixing cuisine, art and snails, this magazine for gourmets has taken food writing to some astonishing new places. Killian Fox meets the duo behind it

Earlier this year, as David Lane and Marina Tweed were putting together an issue of their biannual food magazine The Gourmand, they were pitched an idea involving snails. The premise, dreamed up by Dutch art photographers Blommers & Schumm, was simple: snails like climbing things. The resulting photo story shows edible gastropods inching to the top of various household objects, including a chef’s knife, some three-pronged forks and a bright red chilli.

Food is the only universal subject… Well, everyone breathes, but it wouldn’t make for a very interesting magazine

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