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Swill, Issue 4

Swill, Issue 4

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About Swill:

Swill is a gloriously large-format new magazine about eating, drinking and bar and restaurant culture (and the bright and kooky people behind them and in them). It's also published by a foodie company behind a group of restaurants in Sydney.

The experience of reading through Swill is what'll hook you in — it's almost like watching an episode of David Chang’s (ex-Lucky Peach) Ugly Delicious. Highly visual, full of great characters and captivating, large-format photography and illustration. This is their (much-anticipated) third issue. Cheers!

In this issue:

"Our little family is growing.

And the latest member has come out screaming and beating its fists. We’ve managed to take the sandwich centrefold to new, ridiculous heights – I’m fairly confident the AP Bakery baguette is the longest sandwich you’re likely to experience in print. We take a tour of backstreet ceviche and punk bars in Lima with local legend Lucho Miranda, and spend the day shooting a series of seriously difficult-to-make cakes with Sixpenny chef Dan Puskas. Manhattan restaurateur Michael Cecchi-Azzolina talks about coming up on the New York restaurant scene (favourite moments: scouring the restaurant for a cushion for Valentino Garavani’s bottom, and slipping a beer to a then-underage Leonardo DiCaprio.) Andrew Levins interviews Tetsu Kariya, the author of Oishinbo, one of the best-loved manga series ever written. Chef Sarah Cicolini shares a few of her favourite recipes from her modern trattoria, Santo Palato, in the San Giovanni neighbourhood of Rome. Read about historical pies of all kinds, perfect martinis, death-defying feats of athleticism and witness behind-the-scenes glimpses of one of the country’s best-loved Cantonese restaurants, Flower Drum. Writer-photographer Dan Tower shines a light on dining across Iraq, where artillery fire is often the background soundtrack. There’s even a piece from my dad on running one of the first counterculture restaurants in Australia in the 1970s. Despite the amount of other stuff we jam in our pages – a beautiful piece with Amyl and the Sniffers bassist Gus Romer on his relationship with his mum, and another about Texan sensation Charlie Crockett on living on luck – we are a magazine devoted to hospitality. And with that in mind, we’ve collated a series of stories from the field detailing everything from unpopular apples, much-loved fish, Korean record bars and the state of Californian public toilets. To quote one of my favourite episodes of Seinfeld, “more anything? More everything!”  

Myffy Rigby Editor

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    Disko is in Cambridge, Ontario. It's about an hour west of Toronto. We're specifically located in the Galt area, which is a beautiful old downtown with nice shops. It's worth the drive.