Say hello to Issue No. 3, the Relationships issue.
That’s Anna Konkle & Maya Erskine, co-creators of Pen15, on our cover. In addition to playing middle-school best friends on their hit TV show, Anna and Maya are real-life best friends, and have been for over a decade. We follow along as the comedic duo plays with their food at the Line Hotel in Los Angeles.
We also catch up with Café Altro Paradiso and Flora Bar pastry chef Natasha Pickowicz, whose annual bake sale raised $100,000 for Planned Parenthood of New York City this year. Natasha calls on her community to stand up for reproductive rights, and we’re thrilled to share her perspective on food as activism.
And we have recipes for dining alone from legendary chef and Solo: A Modern Cookbook for a Party of One author Anita Lo—plus Lil’ Deb’s Oasis chefs Hannah Black & Carla Perez-Gallardo (hint: their recipes are just as fun as their vibrant, maximalist restaurant).
There’s so much more, too. We talk wellness and inclusivity with Menos Mas founder Annya Santana; discuss agriculture and collaboration with natural winemaker Martha Stoumen; contemplate career and motherhood with Cool Moms podcast hosts Elise Peterson & Lizzy Okpo; and learn about mixing business and friendship with Pineapple Collaborative co-founders Atara Bernstein & Ariel Pasternak.