Nous réussirons encore. -Francois Hollande
It’s a good day: François Hollande beat Nicolas Sarkozy to become the next president of France; the sun is shining in Brooklyn, bringing the borough to its stoop; I got to play tennis in the morning and yoga in the afternoon; I am almost (almost) not thinking about work and the book that goes on press in two weeks; AND the new issue of Remedy Quarterly arrived at my doorstep! (Well, that technically happened yesterday.)
Remedy is a food journal founded in Brooklyn three years ago by Kelly Carámbula, graphic designer by day, editor-in-chief by night. She blogs at Eat Make Read and is the parent of one lovable boston terrier, Maude. Each issue of Remedy has a different theme, and issue 9 is about Escape. I contributed a short ode to my father and Vermont (“Where I Found Food”). The issue also includes an interview with the owner of Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks in Greenwich Village (that would be Bonnie), and recipes for mousse au chocolate, pequin vinegar, Louisiana crab boil, and a slew more. You can’t read the pieces online but you have options.
You can order the issue online here, or if you live in New York, pick one up at the St. Mark’s Bookshop in the East Village; The Meat Hook, Depanneur, or Marlow & Sons in Williamsburg; Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene; or Stinky Bklyn in Carroll Gardens (“Oh that’s like grown-up Brooklyn“). If you’re in Japan like Juan Pablo, you can get it at Re:store Studio in Tokyo; Sarah you can get it at Room6 in Vancouver; Kris and Antoine you can get it at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly in Montreal; and if you’re in San Fran: Omnivore Books on Food, Pot + Pantry, and the Curiosity Shoppe.
As for the piece I wrote, all I will say is, my dad rescued me from a life of frozen pizza and Twix bars. For that, and more, I like him a whole lot.