We’re a rather flavor focussed bunch here at Cook Space but, while there’s no denying our excitement for the upcoming Thanksgiving feast, what we’re really looking forward to is some IRL family facetime, hopefully with a slight reprieve from our collective screen addiction. And though the dining table can be a space for debate (particularly in a month drowning in political posturing) we hope next week can be an opportunity for building bonds, not breaking them.
So, as a somewhat touchy-feely group ourselves, we implore you to push aside any partisanship and give a little (or a lot) of love this season - from those displaced from their homes to those creating new ones in this country,there are many who could use, and who deserve it.
From all of us here at Cook Space, we love you, and are thankful for you.
HOW TO HELP THE VICTIMS OF THE CALIFORNIAN WILD FIRES
BRINGING AGRICULTURE BACK TO AFRICA
Leah Penniman, founder of Soul Fire Farm, dedicated to training black and Latinx farmers in growing techniques and practices from the African diaspora, has released “Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Revolution on the Land”
THE EXTRA BUZZ IN YOUR BREW
Beer brands are now experimenting with the addition of cannabis to their IPAs. The munchies this holiday are gonna be epic.
A REMINDER OF OUR NATIONAL ROOTS
The upcoming holiday bears with it some painful reminders of our founding history, and one we’re still a long way from mending - in honor of Native American Heritage Month, three professionals share how they navigate the obstacles they’ve faced because of their heritage.
DIFFERENT KIND OF TURKEY TROT
Grab your bike (we all know you have one) and join Cranksgiving this weekend, part bike ride, part scavenger hunt, part food drive.
THE COFFEE WE’RE CRAVING
Redemption Roasters, a London based roasters, works tirelessly to help reintegrate young offenders successfully into society, training them in small batch roasting techniques and competition level barista skills.
HOW WE’RE EATING OUR WAY THROUGH AN AMERICAN TALE
With Nick Offerman (aka. the best part of Parks and Rec) who narrates “Twain’s Feast”, an eight part series that explores recent cultural and political shifts in this country, through the author’s palate.
CURATING FOR A CAUSE
The International Humans Rights Art Festival hits NYC this weekend, partnering with artists whose work is based in the mystical/activist "I am" or "I should," as opposed to the political/religious/oppositional "you are" or "you should."
THE GRACE IN PARTISAN POLITICS WE’VE BEEN CRAVING
Finding a surprising source in Saturday Night Live, two opposing sides came together as Dan Crenshaw appeared on Weekend update to graciously receive an apology from castmember Pete Davidson for his poor joke the previous week (but not before getting a few well deserved shots in himself)
COCKTAILS AGAINST CANCER
We’ll be sampling the delightful beverages whipped up by some of the tristate’s top female bartenders at Speed Rack this weekend, all proceeds of which go towards breast cancer research.
THE BOWLS HELPING US BEAT THE BRRRRR
What better way to combat the cold front than at this Sunday’s Ramen Summit
T H E C O O K S P A C E C R E W