Cover Photo: An image of a  plate of rice with a fork and spoon
Photograph by Matt Ortile for Catapult

In Praise of Spoon and Fork

Could I really not keep anything from the unbearable whiteness of being?


Emily Post Institute

He didn’t talk right. He didn’t dress rightnot our type of clientele

New Yorker


Republika Kamayan

Patricia Kelly Yeo is a Los Angeles-based freelance food, culture and health writer, with bylines in outlets including the New York Times, Bon Appetit, and Eater. Her first-person work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times and Sine Theta Magazine. Find her full portfolio at, and follow her for mini-essays and poetry on Instagram @patkyeo.