“The Jell-o Salad Mystery” in Kitchen Table Magazine

If you liked The Jello Salad Mystery Zine, support Kitchen Table Magazine and check out my reworked version of the piece!

Kitchen Table Magazine is running an all-or-nothing Crowdfundr until September 24 with great rewards including art prints, hot sauces, and, of course, the amazing magazine itself! I’ve been lucky to get paired with artists for other zines in the past, but this is also a milestone for me in that my own art accompanies the piece.

The layout of my piece “The Jello Salad Mystery” with collage art of a green jello salad in a Bundt shape.
The layout of my piece “The Jello Salad Mystery” with collage art of a green jello salad in a Bundt shape.

Issue 5 is the Roots Issue. In this issue, you’ll find stories, art, and ideas that explore the beautiful, flawed, and interconnected web of our food system, including:

  • A Black-owned BBQ enterprise that binds multiple generations
  • Reflections on the bittersweet nostalgia of Jell-O salads (that’s me!)
  • Kitschy vintage cookies and red velvet skull cupcakes
  • A Mother’s Day gone awkwardly wrong
  • Sauce-makers answer Life’s mysterious questions
  • A Navajo food podcaster
  • Agriculture’s modern wave of intrepid and creative women farmers.
The cover of Kitchen Table Magazine Issue 5: The Roots Issue. The tagline is Stories, Art, Food, Place, People. Dorothy Siemens created this stunning cover drawing on her Ukrainian roots, with a glorious and joyful image of people gathering together in a kitchen cooking for each other.
The cover of Kitchen Table Magazine Issue 5: The Roots Issue. The tagline is Stories, Art, Food, Place, People. Dorothy Siemens created this stunning cover drawing on her Ukrainian roots, with a glorious and joyful image of people gathering together in a kitchen cooking for each other.

About the Magazine

  • 120 full-color pages, 7.5″ x 9.5″
  • Perfect bound, $20 US
  • Printed on luxurious matte paper stock
  • A coffee table keepsake

Pandemic and supply chain aside, indie publishing’s always rough, so please support KTM and other small food magazines. I love being able to read and create stories about food and identity I don’t see anywhere else.

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