One more quick publishing announcement: you can now pre-order Dinner Bell Issue 1, which includes my new piece “Our Queer Kitchen.”
What’s Dinner Bell?
Dinner Bell is an alternative (weird) food writing publication. It serves as a creative space for anyone to experiment with how they write about food. We tell stories about food that exist outside of the traditional food writing framework. We use the theme of food loosely, as we acknowledge that stories about food are perhaps not about food at all. It is our hope that writing about food can be seen as an expansive, inclusive, and ultimately therapeutic practice for all humans.
We center the voices of LGBTQ+, POC, indigenous, and non-binary folx.
My piece is about being out, making jam, and the decision whether to include a partner in your food-blogging narrative.
Fun behind-the-scenes content from this blog, circa 2011-2014!
The more I cooked, the more he hated me. “Cooking and writing aren’t creative,” he said once, trying to justify his latest attempt to cheat on me. “I need to be with someone who makes things.”
The piece doesn’t have pictures, but here’s some shots of the jam Robin and I have made and canned this year:
Apricot-Noyaux Jam (Patreon bonus recipe)
Concord Grape Jam (The Fruit Forager’s Companion by Sara Bir)
Santa Rosa Plum Jam (Pomona Pectin)
Special thanks to Queer Appalachia for cross-posting the opportunity to submit to Dinner Bell!