Why you should care
Three stories that will make you want to get back into the kitchen.
For anyone who is not an Italian grandmother, has never worn Dansko clogs in a commercial kitchen or who just wonders what to make for dinner tonight, OZY has you covered. Time to get cooking!
If the prospect of cooking for more than your immediate family makes you break out in cold sweat, here’s a blog to soothe all your fears. Feed Your People is a new food blog with a singular focus: big batch cooking. Launched recently by Leslie Jonath, veteran cookbook editor and owner of Connected Dots Media, Feed Your People is an inviting blog that mixes storytelling and strategies, multicultural recipes and food-related charities. It’s the kind of site where you can pick up practical tips, like how to feed 20 people without breaking the bank. But what’s best about Feed Your People is that it reminds you what cooking is really about: nourishment, connection, community.
For home cooks who care about the quality of their food photos — plus solving the perpetual “What should I make for dinner?” dilemma — OZY is a fan of Fork, an app that provides foodie porn for regular folks. What sets Fork apart its focus on home chefs and creating a community for them. The app is meant to be a tool for amateur cooks to connect across home kitchens, a place where you can guiltlessly post your homemade enchiladas in between images of wild-mushroom meatloaf and fried chicken as opposed to sneaking ’em onto Instagram between your toddlers and those gorgeous sunsets.
And for all you badasses out there, meet Ashley Tudor, hunter. While most Michael Pollan disciples agree we should know where our food comes from, Tudor, who lives in San Francisco’s tony Pacific Heights, takes it to another level: She can pinpoint the exact patch of grass where the animal took its last breath. The 33-year-old nutrition guru, author, artist and chef (and former vegetarian) shares what it’s like to shoot and kill her own supper. To make a living, she turns taxidermy on its head and transforms elk skulls into $10,000 to $35,000 art.