Food & Wine

Victoria October 2016

In a frantic and hurried world, Victoria offers a respite from the chaos of everyday life. The pages are dedicated to living beautifully when entertaining, cooking, and decorating and even in artistic pursuits - and now you can enjoy every single page on your tablet! With a distinct personality all its own, Victoria personifies feminity, passion, and an enterprising spirit. Each issue features decorating and entertaining ideas, recipes, travel stories, essays from inspiring women, and much more.

United States
Hoffman Media
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in this issue

1 min.
dear friends

When bright blue skies herald October, it is time to pack away the folding chairs and picnic-table umbrellas, store the flip-flops and beach towels, and get ready for autumn’s harvest of pumpkins, gourds, and decorative bittersweet vines. After a summer of record heat over most of the country, the cool days awaiting us will certainly be welcomed. Decorating for the season can be as simple as placing a plump, orange pumpkin on the porch. If you adhere to the philosophy that more is better, try adding tall dried corn shocks, pots of yellow or bronze chrysanthemums, and a few white gourds. Regardless of how you embellish your living spaces, the elements that proclaim this seasonal change are cozy and comforting. I can’t think of a better way to warm up the home…

1 min.

Take a closer look at some of our favorite October features: Jewels on the River A bridge over the Delaware River connects the towns of New Hope, Pennsylvania, and Lambertville, New Jersey, along with their treasure troves of antiques and estate pieces. Raising Splendor Award-winning orchardist and cider-maker Diane Flynt cultivates tradition with her heirloom varietals, and shares some Foggy Ridge Cider recipes from the orchard in Dugspur, Virginia. A Meal to Remember Sweet, savory, and delectable: Our mouthwatering pear recipes are perfect seasonal additions to your October table. These entrees, appetizers, and desserts are favorites for entertaining. Beauty in the Bones Lynn and Steve Briggs’s design team transformed their 1929 tear-down into an elegant and welcoming home, with rich fabrics and sumptuous details that are simply inspiring. We love your ideas! Do you have any suggestions about something you’d…

5 min.
a visit with toshi otsuki

“I think we were an event—people stopped in their tracks at the hugs and squeals as the old friends fell into each other’s arms.” In the very early development of Victoria magazine, my boss, John Mack Carter, mused one day that our photography should have the beauty of an impressionist painting. I left his office thinking this was a pretty big assignment. I had been a magazine editor for some time and knew many wonderful photographers—but finding one with the artistry of a French impressionist? When I communicated John’s thought to our art director, Bryan McCay, it was only minutes till he was holding the photographers’ book he had. Among the many ads was one he had recalled from a Japanese man named Toshi Otsuki. The photos included in his resume were…

5 min.
october’s green elixir

“I walk the groves marveling at the character of the twisty trees and the ambiguous leaves shifting silver to green in the slightest wind. There is nothing more serene and contemplative than looking downhill across the oliveto, the gold light sifting limpid and soft across the valley. Easy to see why the olive branch symbolizes peace.” The day we begin the olive harvest must be clear and dry. We wait for the exact right moment to start picking. The olives must be a good mix of green, black, and purple, all the different stages of ripeness. They’re firm to the touch. They cannot be damp, or mildew may develop. Even a shadow of mildew would show up in the final taste. Also, the men who help us wait for the right…

2 min.
gilded treasures

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antiquing along the delaware