A duo of photographers and fans of the now-defunct food magazine Gourmet have made a pledge to cook their way through every issue of the publication -- a project that will take them 15 years.
In a blatant riff on blogger Julie Powell, who famously cooked her way through Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, New York photographers Noah Fecks and Paul Wagtouicz have embarked on a similar project, this time taking on their favorite food magazine and documenting their journey in a photo blog on Tumblr.
The Way We Ate is as much an ode to the magazine as it is a historical look at American food habits and trends over the years.
The first issue of Gourmet was published in 1941 and folded in 2009, under the ownership of Condé Nast. Since launching the project in 2011, the duo have been recreating two to five recipes from each issue and uploading photos alongside some of the ads which appeared in the magazine at the time.
With 815 issues to cook through, that translates to a 15-year commitment.
More than a year into the project the pair have made good on their word so far, recreating retro classics like Hungarian chicken paprika with sour cream and dumplings circa 1948 and a shrimp creole in rice ring from 1988.