‘Tis the Season


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The new issue of Gather Journal is out and it’s gorgeous.  The first time I laid eyes on Gather, I was consumed by an odd mixture of longing and envy.  I wanted to live in its pages and at the same time was deeply jealous of the sheer talent and creativity of the people who created it.  They are only a few issues in, but the strong sense of identity is readily apparent.  It is quietly revolutionary in the world of food magazines without the need to broadcast just how punk rock it is. (Ahem.  Lucky Peach.)




Smoked Bucatini Carbonara

Pen and Palate Smoked Bucatini Carbonara

illustration: tram nguyen


I spent last week in LA, where the plan was to do daily yoga, eat lots of kale, go surfing a few times, and otherwise stick to a very strict schedule of internet-free writing. Obviously, I did none of this. Instead, I spent the week sampling exotic ice cream flavors, wasting time on the internet, walking in search of everyday establishments like drug stores that seemed mysteriously few and far between, and gorging on carbs and Mexican food.

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