This design in brilliant. It is simple and perfect. The picture is still the main focus and one picture can say a lot about a page.
(Eat magazine) I like this design because it showcases a contrast of colors; the black of the background, the white of the plate (also brought out by the white of the text) and the multi-colored food. This is an eye-catcher, which is exactly what it wants to be. The photo shows the intent of the magazine in a sophisticated manner; this shows that anything can be designed well, even food.