Edible André Aciman, Kashana Cauley, Lucas Hunt, Tallulah Pomeroy, Andrés Felipe Solano, Saskia Vogel

Why I Turned to Candy-Making as My Family Fell Apart

If I was in the kitchen making candy, usually my mom wasn’t in there screaming or throwing a butter dish at my dad.

Dec 05, 2018
Flour, Yeast, Water, and Salt: How Breadmaking Helped Me Get Through My Divorce

Breadmaking made me feel purposeful, instead of feeling as if I scarcely had control over anything.

Jun 05, 2018
The Consuming Power of Hunger and Desire

“As a young woman, I was rarely in control of my body or my mind. I had hungers like snakes wildly contorting from my head.”

Apr 12, 2018
The Great British Baking Show and Being an Amateur

“To be an amateur is to let one’s leisure activities remain indifferent to the whims of capital.”

Jul 11, 2017
Cast-Iron Pans and Paying It Forward

“Hold a cast-iron skillet and you’ll feel the weight of this history through the handle.”

May 04, 2017
Learning to Cook After Relearning to Eat

I’ve gotten better at eating since rehab, but I’ve yet to explore the pleasure of food; of preparing it and enjoying it.

Feb 06, 2017
The Meat Decision

“We eat meat and tell ourselves these bodies are just burger, ham, filets.”

C: Cherry (from the Book of Difficult Fruit)

“Half my neighbor’s sour cherry tree grew over our fence, which made that half ours by law no matter what she said.”

Apr 08, 2016
The Chosen Sheep

“It’s right, I think, to have death be a part of life; it’s the way it should be.”

Nov 25, 2015
The Mango King

“He showed us the realm of good-eating fruit, and we have come to protect this pleasure fiercely.”

Nov 18, 2015
Superhot

Level 1 is not hot (sorry, Sriracha). Level 2 (habanero, scotch bonnet) gets interesting. Then there is Level 3.

Oct 06, 2015
Churros

“I’d have to borrow money, but the question is: who from?”

Limes and Quail

I keep reminding myself that I’ll go to Sicily for the history, not the limes. But why kid myself?

Sep 07, 2015