Meet Brian Lumley, The Jamaican Chef With A Sublime Spin On Sunday Brunch by Sasha Lee

          Chef Brian Lumley & fiancé Mishonie Swack.  Photo Cred: The Jamaica Observer  Google ‘Brian Lumley’ and you’ll find both the British fantasy author and the Jamaican culinary prodigy. Interestingly, both are shaping narratives in their own right, with fiction and the food scene as their respective canvases. For the latter, years of … Read moreMeet Brian Lumley, The Jamaican Chef With A Sublime Spin On Sunday Brunch by Sasha Lee

Pakoras for the Lazy Home Cook by Sania Saeed

In my mind, pakoras are synonymous with daawats (transliterated as “feast,” but used as “big food parties”). Crispy on the outside, soft in the middle, pakoras are one of my favourite salty treats because they are a lazy cook’s dream. It takes less than 5 minutes to put the ingredients together, and you can shallow … Read morePakoras for the Lazy Home Cook by Sania Saeed

The Many Faces of a Bartender by Lisa Wright

One of the best things about being a bartender is never knowing what to expect. True, like any other job, there are your basic job expectations: be on time, dress for success, and, of course, that perennial favorite that anyone in the industry knows to be a blatant falsehood—the customer is always right. But, as … Read moreThe Many Faces of a Bartender by Lisa Wright

(Issue 9) Food Feature: Blk Swan, the Experience

Interview by Stephanie Eyocko. Photography by Eldred Bell If you take a stroll through Fells Point, you’ll be met with high-rise hotels, high-end retailers, Whole Foods, office buildings, and the harbor itself. The neighborhood is majority White and Blk Swan is a first of its “urban elevated,” kind. When you see the Black logo with … Read more(Issue 9) Food Feature: Blk Swan, the Experience

Good Food Equals Good Mood At Tables Turn Restaurant by Sasha Lee

The meals at Tables Turn are sold as eye-catching combos. The distinguishing “mix + match” menu setup — “Beef Tacos + Corn + Wings” / “Popcorn Chicken + Waffles + Wings Tossed in Signature Sauce, Spicy Mayo, Cheese, and Honey Mustard” etc — explains their fitting slogan choice — “good food equals good mood” — and why potential customers find it hard to believe they’re a local gem.

I Am My Own Abuela by Sarah Gallegos

This doesn’t feel right, I say to myself.  I press on, afraid to add any more liquid to the dough for fear of majorly fucking something up. About ½ cup of flour remains in the bag, and that’s not nearly enough to start over if this fails.  Mija, I say to myself, mija you’ve added … Read moreI Am My Own Abuela by Sarah Gallegos

Pain into Passion by Christina Pavone

Eight months ago, my mother passed away. Yeah, conversation killer. I know. Most people stay silent if and whenever it’s mentioned. I get it. You can’t fathom what it’s like unless you know first-hand. There’s a discomfort to the conversation around death. Now, most days I feel like a shell of a human being ; … Read morePain into Passion by Christina Pavone

Palestinian Farmer’s Salad by Mohammad Ali

More than seventy years ago, we left our homes. Seventy years later, we are still holding on to your identities. Palestine is a diasporic nation with sub-identities from the different places we sought refuge in. However, we all agree on two main sub-identities:  Madani (Urban) / Falahi (Farmers). Both identities have different traditional outfits, food, and accents. … Read morePalestinian Farmer’s Salad by Mohammad Ali

Tater Tots by Samantha Davis

To say her early career choice of a chef struck Samantha’s family as odd is an understatement. She was one of the pickiest eaters in her family up until one fateful day at Subway when she ordered a normal sandwich with lots of vegetables (no tomatoes, still her last holdout to not be on a … Read moreTater Tots by Samantha Davis

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