By opening an inquiry into our global history, we can see the reverberations of the past on the present, and arguably, the future as well. The stories in this issue center around the way in which food has been used as a tool of oppression, revolution and even hope. Now shipping to Life & Thyme members.Get Your Copy
Rice, a staple meal in Nigeria, has gradually become a luxury item as government policy continues to affect the price and distribution of this food item.
Across the Americas, farmers, cooks and citizens work to save the continent’s most important crop.
A crowdsourced and global directory of farmers, producers, restaurants and purveyors selling the products we all need for cooking at home.
In the 1930s, Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin used food as a tool to define and control a culture, with surprising influence from the States.
The restoration of Acoma blue corn to its community of origin represents a hopeful example of how seed rematriation can improve Indigenous foodways.
Through the process of seed rematriation, Indigenous communities restore relationships with their ancestral seeds.
For the Home Cook
Matthew Belanger on closing, reopening, and what’s next for Death & Co. Los Angeles. Plus, three summer cocktail recipes to make at home.
A love letter to pirozhki and the role of pirogi (pies) in Russian cuisine.
Los Angeles-based Brazilian chef Victor Vasconcellos of Paulista Deli shares his recipe for Brazilian feijoada.
A club founded on whimsy, comradery and spirit(s), we reimagine the Los Angeles Athletic Club’s 1913 Frank Young Cocktail.
From Badmaash in Los Angeles, a recipe for a versatile classic Indian cauliflower dish with nourishing properties.
From Los Angeles chef Debb Michail, a holiday dish in celebration of Shab-e Yalda, the start of the Iranian winter solstice festival.
Regardless of where it travels, the flatbread known in Indian cuisine as naan shares its gastronomic inheritance with several countries in Asia.
In the not-so-distant future, food is a source of memory, survival, and human connection in this speculative fiction short story.
In Mexico, Bertha Gonzalez commemorates the tenth anniversary of her tequila brand, Casa Dragones, with some of the country’s most notable culinary women.
A history of immigration, trade and discriminatory economic policies have made U.S. farms dependent on exploitable labor mostly by Latinx immigrants.
Rancho Gordo establishes stable relationships with heirloom bean farmers and eaters, demonstrating a holistic approach to sustainability that preserves the diversity of the beans and the cultural traditions of the people who grow them.
Combined with the effects of climate change, a pricing crisis creates an uncertain future for specialty coffee.