Rachel Mennies

Rachel Mennies is a freelance writer and editor and an adjunct professor of English. She lives with her dog, spouse, copious houseplants, and ever-multiplying sourdough starters in Chicago.
Baking Beautiful Things Gave Me Hope in a Lost Year
Personal Essay
There’s no substitute for the joy of eating in community, but baking deliberately beautiful things holds space for the possibility of that joy’s return.
Mar 10, 2021
I Was Diagnosed with OCD, and Baking Sourdough Is Helping Me Deal with It
Instead of the frustrating alienation that OCD usually produces in me, I feel connected to a community who cares as much as I care to get this one specific, ancient process right.
May 15, 2020