Issue No.2

Issue No. 2 is here, and she’s a melon-hued beauty. The theme? Tradition, roots, rituals. It’s the stuff that informs who we are, and by extension, how we cook and eat.

Gracing this cover is the novelist Kathleen Alcott. We follow Kathleen to Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park for a picnic (what a picnic!) and Kathleen shares snippets from a week in food as a writer on deadline.

We also profile the award-winning chefs Clare de Boer and Jess Shadbolt of King in New York City; join the artist and curator Aria McManus and writer Stela Xhiku for a coffee reading, a Turkish custom; learn how to make blistered-tomato sheet pizza with Jerrelle Guy, author of the beloved blog Chocolate for Basil, and now a new cookbook, Black Girl Baking; and talk food, sex, and the internet with Bread Face of @breadfaceblog.

Plus, we meet three creative entrepreneurs and organizers worth knowing: Jenny Goodman of Tilit, Katie Gibbons of Klay Ceramics, and Liz Alpern of The Gefilteria and Queer Soup Night.

Last but certainly not least, a comic by the illustrator Lauren Tamaki explores food rituals from a personal perspective.  

Here’s to a new issue and a new season: summer, the best of all!