KITCHEN TABLE #3: THE RESIST ISSUE
IN 2020 WE WERE IN THE FIGHT OF OUR LIVES. We rose up to combat institutionalized racism, growing facism, climate change, and sexual harassment in the food and beverage industries, from celebrity chefs to rock-star brewers to the Court of Master Sommeliers. We also believed in small acts of personal resistance: planting seeds; cooking for strangers; championing diversity; finding family in unlikely places; and disappearing into the woods. KITCHEN TABLE #3: THE RESIST ISSUE will help you fight the powers that be.
ON THE COVER
JAZ MEIER’S MODERN TWIST ON ART DECO: a lush garden full of gorgeous poppies, corn, squash, and more. A woman gazes defiantly, daring the viewer to challenge her. The subject is food, the tone is serious: we are the resistance, woe to those who try to take advantage.
EXPLORE THE ART HISTORY of the infamous kitchen bible, Joy of Cooking; hone your beer & cheese pairing skills then join us in a hard seltzer blind-tasting; dine with The Simpsons, Springfield’s favorite nuclear family; nosh on the gorgeous label art of Burning Sky Beer; plus Boba Fett’s favorite kitchen tool (can you guess?).
FIND FAMILY IN UNLIKELY PLACES, like the farmers market or an ongoing gathering known as Soupnight; venture into nature alone and confident.
LEAH PENNIMAN—author of Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land—insists that food security should not be contingent on privilege, race, and wealth. Travel back to the early Twentieth Century and investigate the wild food scene of the Italian Futurists.
- Kimchi fried rice
- Marge Simpson’s legendary pork chops
- Old Bay peel & eat shrimp
- Bordelaise and biscuits
- Castelvetrano and Blood Orange Bruschetta
WORD FROM THE KITCHEN: garnish
“We don’t archive food. We consume it. Cooking is certainly a creative act, so you should present your food in a manner dressed to your liking, but keep in mind eating is not an art.”