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from the publisher’s desk
PASSION IS ONE of the keys to success. Whether it
is about one’s business, personal career, hobbies or special
causes, passion drives people to continual improvement
and the pursuit of excellence. Such is the case with
Christopher Kimball, featured on our cover this month.
As the TV host, cookbook author and publisher of Cook’s
Illustrated magazine explains in the interview starting on
page 29, he and his team spend many hours tirelessly
testing and retesting recipes and developing new cooking techniques. You’ll find some of his favorite holiday
recipes on pages 31 and 32. His latest cookbook, Cook’s
Illustrated Cookbook, would make a great gift for the
cooks on your list.
Speaking of gifts, you need look no further than this issue for help with your holiday
list. This issue includes our annual Holiday Gift Guide, filled with our favorite items in
the warehouses and on Costco.com. We’ve also included an expanded Arts & Entertainment section with all of the latest video games, movies and books.
Our new Italian-made ties make great gifts. We are proud to put our own Kirkland
Signature™ label on these stylish ties made by the same artisans who make high-end
European labels that sell for $135 or more in department stores. You can read more
about the craftsmanship of our $19.99 hand-finished ties on page 89.
If you are in the market for a diamond gift or engagement ring this year, you’ll want
to check out the diamonds that Costco offers in our warehouses and online. We carry
one-of-a-kind diamonds that range from 1.0 to 6.0 carats. These top-grade gems are
offered at savings of as much as 150 percent over classic retail jewelry stores. Read about
the quality standards, pricing and value of Costco’s diamonds in Buying Smart on page 92.
Finally, be sure to visit our warehouses on the weekend following Thanksgiving to
pick up our gift to you—our 10th annual cookbook, A Decade of Cooking the Costco Way,
featuring hundreds of recipes using Costco ingredients. We thank you for your business
and wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Costco! C
Ginnie Roeglin is Senior Vice
President, E-Commerce and
Publishing, and Publisher of
The Costco Connection.
from the editor’s desk
IN MY LIBRARY at home I have upwards of 350 copies of LIFE magazine. About half are copies I bought
eight years ago from a bookstore that was going out of
business. ;e other half are some of the copies that
arrived weekly at my parents’ home during the 1950s,
’60s and ’70s.
Why did I, and my parents before me, hang on to
these magazines, in some cases for more than 50 years?
Because more than a small share of what we learned
about the world, about the variety of enthusiasms one
can have, about the tragedies, the glories, the changing
course of the events of our day, the constants in Western and Eastern traditions—more
than a small share of this knowledge came to us through those pages. It came in vivid
photographs and illustrations and in memorable words.
Paging through these magazines today, the thrill of discovery is still there, not to
mention the joy of rediscovery, highlighted in the story on page 42.
I had the good fortune in the 1980s to work for a former LIFE magazine reporter/
editor, Ken Gouldthorpe. Working for Henry Luce from 1954 to 1970, Gouldthorpe had
been out in the ;eld with the likes of legendary photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, started
LIFE’s Australia–New Zealand edition and covered Winston Churchill’s funeral, devel-
oping photos aboard a plane while speeding back across the Atlantic to make deadline.
Fi;y years later, ask Gouldthorpe about those days and he’ll tell you:
“;e whole thrust was go do it, get it done and get it done right or it won’t get in.
Working for LIFE in those days was the essence of the journalism business.” C
David W. Fuller is Assistant
Vice President, Publishing, and
Editor of The Costco Connection.
NOVEMBER 2011 The Costco Connection 9