zine, [zeen] noun. 1. abbr. of fanzine; 2. any amateurly-published periodical. Oxford Reference


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Breakfast #5

Breakfast #5

This is a foodies’ zine that mainly focuses on breakfast foods but also dabbles in other foodstuffs. The front cover declares that this is “the science issue,” but there is little content that justifies the subtitle. Vincent writes about a trip to Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland, OR, a popular donut shop that offers a very strange assortment of donuts (apparently the Ny-Quil and Pepto-Bismol donuts have been discontinued). A travelogue of a trip to Hawaii centers around all of the interesting foods that were sampled on the island. A lengthy interview details the search for donuts (or donut-like pastries) in South America. Vincent also tells of a spontaneous visit to the first-annual Portland Pie-Off. My two favorite pieces were the fake scientific journal article about the best donut shops in San Francisco (Quantitative Donut Landscape Theory) and the comic about the science behind the perfect cup of espresso. You don’t have to be obsessed with food to like this zine, but it helps. $3, Vincent Voelz, 575 12th Ave. #3, San Francisco CA 94118, USA, vvoelz@gmail.com, www.breakfastzine.com  

Review by Dan Murphy, publisher of The Juniper, and Elephant Mess. If you wish to swap zines with him, send them to: Dan Murphy, PO Box 363, Edwardsville IL 62025. http://juniperbug.blogspot.com/

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