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Seen & Read: May 29, 2014

Food Arts Staff - May 29th, 2014

Southern Living: Secrets of Southern Cooking
Southern Living’s first-ever food issue hit newsstands last week. Look for the 32 page guide, including recipes and local chefs that define Southern culture. —Abbe Lewis, associate editor

Massimo Vignelli, a Visionary Designer Who Untangled the Subway, Dies at 83, New York Times
We were saddened to learn of the death of acclaimed graphic designer Massimo Vignelli. Though popularly known for revamping New York City's subway signage, he also dipped his hand into the restaurant world when he introduced his dramatic minimalism into the design of SD26. —Beverly Stephen, executive editor

First Lady Rebuts Effort to Weaken School-Lunch Rules, New York Times
Super mom FLOTUS met with a handful of school officials in response to criticism from food companies and some Republicans over the federal dietary standards for school lunches. —Philippa Riley, advertising & events coordinator

Milestones: All the Right Moves, Toqueland.com
Gavin Kaysen bids adieu to Manhattan to open his Merchant restaurant in his Minnesota hometown later this year. Kaysen states, “It’s not about geography; you make out of it what you make out of it.” Well said, chef. —A.L.

Maya Angelou Dead at 86, Time
The world mourns the loss of the great author and civil rights icon, who passed away yesterday. —A.L.