I N J U S T I C E A N Y W H E R E I S A T H R E A T T O
J U S T I C E E V E R Y W H E R E
Although Martin Luther King Jr. Day, since its first observation in 1986, has always had a profound impact on the national conversation around race and discrimination, the messages of inclusivity, freedom and equality have hit home with particular urgency these past two years. The unending onslaught from the “powers that be” to deny the basic human rights of those who make up a fundamental component in the tapestry of the American community, can be extremely disheartening, yet we take hope that with such heightened public awareness, the subject of injustice is at the forefront of the national conversation.
Our goal is to celebrate the diversity and history of our community, and to highlight the uniquely connective capacity of food to bring people together - we are so excited about our upcoming Origins of Southern Soul Food dinner, deriving inspiration from the original Reconciliation Dinner and built around the fundamental flavors and foods of Southern African American Cuisine.
We hope you’ve had a sensational week, and that, if nothing else, this past Monday sends you into the weekend with a little more light and a little more love.
A TASTE FOR TRADITION
How the artist, Xavier Veilhan brings convention into the unconventional by creating midday meals for his studio team
THE WELLNESS YOU CAN WEAR
The dynamic duo behind Olderbrother, who create clothing free from heavy metals, toxins and with as minimal an environmental footprint as possible,source their inspiration (and materials) from nature (think saffron and chaga mushrooms)
A DIFFERENT KIND OF WINTER WARMER
Though the temperature has been nothing if not wildly schizophrenic this week, what better excuse to fire up the grill this weekend and invite some hungry friends over (more bodies = lower heating bills)
A STUDY IN SLEEP
With more and more scientific research highlighting the importance of sleep to our general well-being (and how New Yorkers, in particular, are especially bad at prioritizing our ZZZZZZs) the new installation Black Power Naps investigates the relationship between race and a lack of rest and relaxation, reclaiming idleness and play as a source of power and strength.
FRANCES McDORMAND ON CREATIVITY IN HER ART AND HER KITCHEN
The academy award winning actress and overall incredible human shares her asparagus risotto with us.
NEW YEAR, NEW AYURVEDA
As we re-emphasize the foundational tenants of self care in 2019, here are just some of the many ways we can integrate more meaningful practices of self-nourishment into our everyday meals.
A SNACK ADDING SPICE TO THE BEDROOM
As we gear up for Valentine’s Day, we’ve a craving for something salty as well as sweet and these cheeky Aphrodisiac crisps from Tyrell’s will do us just fine (whether we’re sharing them or not!)
THE GILDED KITCHEN WE’RE GAGA OVER
From cooking over the bathroom sink, the owners of this Kiev kitchen got a home makeover that has us considering a move to Germany.
SAVING THE SPICE RACK
How one writer’s New Year’s Resolution to chow down more (here, here!) has her re-purposing the long forgotten spices at the back of the cabinet.
AN INDIGENOUS INITIATIVE THAT’S INSPIRING US
With a seemingly endless slew of new workout trends and elimination diets, we’re excited about the lifestyle promoted by Well for Culture, an alliance of like-minded indigenous people, utilizing the strength and teachings of their ancestral history to inform their approach to the mind-body-spirit connection.
THE BITES THAT BOOST THE BRAIN
On the heels of our Meals for Mental Health workshop (the first, we hope, of many!) we’re diving deep into the ingredients that cultivate cerebral clarity.
A RESTAURANT BUILT TO RESCUE
Hamida Ali Hazara opened a restaurant with the goal of generating skills for women affected by the violent attacks on her Hazara community, putting herself in the line of fire in the process.
THE PANTRY WE’RE PILFERING
Bubble, the new “health food paradise” is a curation of innovative, subversive and, most importantly, delicious food free from preservatives and artificial dyes or sweeteners - snacks we can feel superior about!
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