The world lost a Queen yesterday. The passing of such a vibrant and powerful voice, whose impact extended well beyond the stage is an astonishing blow. Yet though we may have many miles to go, as we inch towards equality across all communities, we’re taking a beat this weekend and belting out her ballads into our makeshift microphones (whisks) to celebrate a woman whose soul, strength and spirit has inspired us for over half a century.
“American History wells up when Aretha sings. Nobody embodies more fully the connection between the African-American spiritual, the blues, R&B, rock’n’roll - the way that hardship and sorrow were transformed into something full of beauty and vitality and hope.” - Barack Obama
WHAT’S PLAYING IN THE STUDIO
That of the inimitable, incomparable and irreplaceable Aretha. May she live on through her music forever.
PREPPING TO SAVE THE PLANET
How one woman is facing the issue of food waste.
A CAFE SERVING UP CUDDLES
We’d happily haul ourselves down to Texas to encounter the inspiring folks behind Hugs Cafe, a non-profit space run and operated primarily by adults with special needs
THE CLASSIC COOKING WE CRAVE
Old school fare with flare from Raoul’s. If it ain’t broke…
WHERE FORKS ARE FORBIDDEN
THE FARE WE’RE BIDDING FAREWELL TO
That of Andy Ricker’s Pok Pok NY, which closes in less than a month - the number one reason we’d hoof it to Red Hook.
THE TABLE TRENDS OF 2018
THE PERSISTENT PATRIARCHY OF THE POWER LUNCH
THE CONDIMENT MADE UP OF HEAT AND HEARTACHE
The histories and the chilies that make up the generations old recipes for sambal.
THE FARMER’S MARKET ETIQUETTE GUIDE WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR
THE BAKER WE’RE BONKERS FOR
Jessie Sheehan, the fiercely fabulous creator of new cookbook, featured on last week’s Cherry Bombe Radio and teaching our upcoming Cook Space class in September
WHAT HAS US MESMERIZED
THE BAGS WE’RE BAILING ON
T H E C O O K S P A C E C R E W