Foraging a New Path: How Chenoa Ashton-Lewis and Will Basanta Built a Wine Brand From Found FruitPeople
Names: Chenoa Aston-Lewis and Will BasanataLocation: Sebastopol and Los Angeles Number of people who eat together in their home: Two The city of Los Angeles is known for many things: Hollywood, a vibrant live music scene, and epic traffic. But beyond the glitz, glamour, and gridlock there’s something more natural going on here — a deep, vibrant urban foraging scene. And that’s where you’ll find Chenoa Aston-Lewis and Will Basanta.
Nov 21, 2021
Meet Colleen Quigley, the Professional Runner Powered by Granola, Quinoa Bowls — And Cake Truffles 
Her food attitude is all about fueling yourself in a way that makes you feel good.
Oct 3, 2021
What the CEO of an Ice Cream Company Eats Every Day (Other than Ice Cream)
Name: Natasha CaseLocation: Los Angeles, CANumber of people who eat together in your home: Four (Natasha and her wife, Freya, plus their two children, Remy, 4, and Nico, 1)Avoidances: NoneNatasha Case always has ice cream at home — and her son Remy knows it. “He literally just wakes up and asks for ice cream in a cone. It’s the first words out of his mouth. I’m not kidding,” she laughs. His favorite flavors?
Aug 29, 2021
How a Multigenerational Household Cooks and Eats Together While Balancing Different Diets
We talked to Rachita Sharma Pate about her daughter’s favorite foods, the passing of food traditions from one generation to the next, and how family preferences often determine what’s for dinner.
Aug 22, 2021
Meet Perla Farias, the Xicana Mom of 4 Striking a Balance Between Spirulina Smoothies and Chicken Nuggets
We caught up with Perla at her home in suburban Phoenix to chat about cooking with her mom, the unrealistic expectations of social media, and the cleverest way to hide cookies from kids.
Aug 8, 2021
A Michigan Mom on How Teaching Her Son to Cook Brought Them Closer Together
We talked grocery shopping for a pre-teen, her favorite food memory from the past year, and all the ways that cooking together helped the duo grow even closer.
Jun 13, 2021
Meet Kay Akpan, the Full-Time RVer Building a Safer Community for Black Travelers
We caught up with Kay at an RV park near Orlando last month to chat about gas station snacks, the kitchen essentials her family cannot live without, and the Nigerian soup her son could eat three times a day.
May 16, 2021
How Poet Maggie Smith Cooked Through the Pandemic
We talked about the surprises that this year of pandemic cooking has held for her, what it has meant for her writing and her upcoming book, and the single mom's dream meal (Hawaiian rolls are involved!).
Apr 11, 2021
Meet Melody Stein, the Chef Turned Fashion Designer Working to Help Fellow Deaf Entrepreneurs
We caught up with Melody earlier this month to chat about the most common (and damaging) misconceptions of deaf workers, doing beer runs for her grandma in Hong Kong, and the merits of TikTok cooking.
Mar 21, 2021
Hawa Hassan Cooks and Eats Like the Grandmothers in Her Cookbook (And Hopes You Will Too)
We caught up with the author of "In Bibi's Kitchen" to talk about the best cooking tip she learned from the grandmothers in her cookbook, where she gets her groceries in New York, and her biggest struggle in feeding herself.
Mar 7, 2021
How Dale Johnson — Tech Worker by Day, Polo Player by Night — Eats for the Week
I caught up with Dale Johnson to talk about the diet that fuels his grueling schedule, his horse Sunny’s favorite snack, and what he eats after a tough match.
Feb 7, 2021
Smashing, Smooshing, and Juicing: How a YouTuber Uses Her Limb Difference in the Kitchen
In her cooking videos, Alexis and her stump named “Bebe” concoct gluten-free and vegan meals that both highlight Alexis' “stump-tastic” talents and her knack for making herself laugh.
Jan 17, 2021
I’m a Beauty Shop Owner (and Former Pastry Chef). This Is How We Eat.
The Way We Eat
We caught up with Diana to talk about how becoming a parent changed the way she sees personal care, her favorite beauty products, and how her cooking habits have changed during the pandemic.
Jan 10, 2021
What It’s Like to Open a Grocery Store in the Middle of a Pandemic
The Way We Eat
"The bones were there but to make the shop his own, the store needed what he calls 'an Edy Touch.'"
Dec 20, 2020
How a TikTok-Famous Beekeeper Takes Care of 5 Million Bees in Central Texas
The Way We Eat
We talked with Erika Thompson of Texas Bee Works about her weirdest bee removal this year and how working with bees has changed the way she eats.
Dec 13, 2020
What It’s Like Being a Pastry Chef at an Independent Living Facility for Seniors Right Now
The Way We Eat
We talked with Tie Lewis to talk about the sweet messages she writes on frosted sugar cookies for the seniors at her job, and how she's taking care of herself in the middle of a pandemic.
Dec 6, 2020
How a Night-Shift Plumber Juggles Being a Dad and Eating Healthfully in the Middle of a Pandemic
The Way We Eat
We caught up with Omar to talk about that formative Caribbean upbringing, his late-night green tea habit, and the one pantry staple his kids say he never gets right.
Nov 29, 2020
What It’s Like to Run a Pie Shop the Weekend Before Thanksgiving (During a Pandemic!)
The Way We Eat
"As soon as it’s September 1st, we start freezing dough. You are pumping that out." Perrie Wilkof of Dough Mama in Columbus, Ohio, talks about what it takes to bake pies on a whole other scale.
Nov 22, 2020
Wellness Consultant Alex Elle on Doom-Scrolling and Cheeseburgers as Self-Care
The Way We Eat
We caught up with Alex Elle to talk about her new book, what she's been cooking during quarantine, and waking up at 5:30am as self care.
Nov 1, 2020
Drag Queen and Entrepreneur Andre Springer on the Unifying Power of Hot Sauce
The Way We Eat
We caught up with Andre at the Union Square Farmers Market to talk about the unifying powers of hot sauce.
Oct 11, 2020
The Commercial Truck Driver Who Meal Preps Vegan Food for Five 14-Hour Days on the Road
The Way We Eat
"People would follow our trucks asking if we had toilet paper!"
Oct 4, 2020
A 21-Year-Old Unemployment Office Worker Shares Her Budget Strategy (and the Best Way to Make Rice)
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What's it like to be an Unemployment Office worker on a budget?
Sep 27, 2020
After Moving 12 Times in 12 Years, This Family Can Make Anywhere Feel Like Home
The Way We Eat
We caught up with Mallory to talk about her family's recent move from Kansas to Georgia in the middle of a pandemic, the first thing she unpacks in a new place, the very best car snacks, and how their family manages to make everywhere they live feel like home.
Sep 20, 2020
A Reunited Family Discusses the Unexpected Magic of Spending the Last 5 Months Together
The Way We Eat
We caught up with the Cordell's in Columbus, OH, to talk about their suburban co-quarantine, backyard "vacations," and the 5 months they wouldn't trade for the world.
Sep 13, 2020
Meet Nicole Doz, the NYC Department of Sanitation Worker (and Pageant Queen) Who Runs on Cheerios
The Way We Eat
"People assume I work in the office. I'm like, 'Nope, I drive a garbage truck.'"
Aug 30, 2020
Curandera Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz on What People Want from a Healer in the Midst of a Pandemic
The Way We Eat
We talked to Felicia about foraging on her land, her small (but charming) kitchen, and the concept of decolonizing our diets.
Aug 23, 2020
How Michele Hoang, a Middle School Math Teacher, Is Planning Lunch, Lesson Plans, and (Gestures Broadly) All of This
The Way We Eat
We spoke with Michele and her husband George about their back-to-school game plan, the three ingredients they can't live without, and the importance of teaching their kids to be proud of the food they eat.
Aug 16, 2020
The Green, Magical Wild World of Alexis Nikole Nelson, Forager and TikTok Star
Name: Alexis Nikole NelsonLocation: Columbus, OhioHow many people eat together in your home? Alexis and her partner Geoff. Plus two cats and Colonel Mustard her dogAvoidances: Alexis is vegan but Geoff is not.Within half an hour of meeting Alexis Nikole Nelson — forager and bonafide TikTok star —  I learned a remarkable quantity of new things.
Aug 9, 2020
A Food Justice Advocate and Mom of 2 Talks Breastfeeding and Basement Herb Gardens
The Way We Eat
We caught up with the busy mom of two to talk about her 10-minute dinner philosophy, thriving basement herb garden, and what it's like to have her mom as her sous chef.
Aug 2, 2020
Olympic Water Polo Star Johnny Hooper Talks Zoom Workouts, Staying Positive, and Eating 10,000 Calories a Day
The Way We Eat
"New date, same goal: to win a gold medal in the Olympics."
Jul 26, 2020
Olympic Weight Lifter Kate Nye Talks Mental Health, Gummy Bears, and Tokyo 2021
The Way We Eat
We chatted with Olympic weight lifter Kate Nye about the importance of mental health, her favorite snack between lifts, and keeping her eyes on the prize.
Jul 19, 2020
“It’s Not Just Tax Returns.” A Chicago Tax Accountant on Juggling Kids, Pandemic Cooking, and the Weirdest Tax Day Ever
The Way We Eat
We caught up with Cathy to talk about the new challenges of this unprecedented tax season, how she's navigated parenting the last four months, and why she's fine with an inflated grocery budget right now.
Jul 14, 2020
“People Joke That Our House Is a Hippie Disaster.” What It’s Like to Live (and Eat) with 6 Adult Roommates During a Pandemic.
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We caught up with Phil to talk about their house's beloved nickname, why there's essentially a 50+ person waitlist to live there, their not-so-secret garden, and the ins and outs of living in a co-op during a pandemic.
Jul 12, 2020
“This Crisis Has Spotlighted a Lot of the Issues That Have Long Plagued Our Industry.” A Restaurant Worker on COVID, Life in Minneapolis, and What’s Next.
The Way We Eat
Vicki Tran has been out of work since the Italian restaurant that she was a server at closed its doors in mid-March indefinitely.
Jul 5, 2020
Hamilton Original Cast Member Andrew Chappelle on Black Lives Matter, Backstage Eats, and His Mom’s Mac and Cheese
The Way We Eat
He played 6 different roles in Hamilton over the course of 5 years!
Jun 28, 2020
A Portland Couple Talks Foster Parenting, Father's Day Plans, and Spaghetti
The Way We Eat
"We're figuring out this whole parenting-during-a-pandemic thing."
Jun 21, 2020
A Mom of Two Talks Multi-Generational Living and a Better World for Her Kids
The Way We Eat
Liz shares the living arrangement she wouldn't change for the world, how she's teaching her kids to stand up to injustice, and the simple joys of "sautéing the hell out of" a head of cabbage.
Jun 14, 2020
What It's Like to Work at a Food Bank During the Covid-19 Crisis
The Way We Eat
"I think across society we're all experiencing a mass humbling and having an empathy-building experience. Everyone is realizing how close people are to food insecurity."
May 24, 2020
“This Year It’s Really Different.” On Celebrating Ramadan with Drive-by Grandparent Visits, Porch Drop-offs, and Lots of Cupcakes
The Way We Eat
Things might be a lot different this year, but Amanda is finding ways to make Ramadan feel festive.
May 17, 2020
These Moms Brought Their Baby Home During a Pandemic. Here’s What They’re Cooking, Eating, and Hoping for the Future.
The Way We Eat
"One night I got a text from my best friend that said, 'If you're up at 4 a.m. check your front door.' When we looked out, there was a huge delivery of bagels and cream cheese."
May 9, 2020
How a NYC Firefighter and Disaster Prepper Is Eating During the Pandemic
The Way We Eat
We spoke with Jason Charles, a firefighter and president of the New York City Preppers Network, about having everything he and his family need to face a global disaster.
May 3, 2020
“I’d Rather Cancel the Cable than Risk Our Health.” How 2 Seattle Tattoo Artists Are Feeding Their Family Right Now.
The Way We Eat
April and Jeff recently closed their two tattoo parlors due to coronavirus and are home 24/7 with two teenage daughters. Here's what they're eating.
Apr 26, 2020
How a Single Mom and Nurse Practitioner in Providence, Rhode Island Is Feeding Her Family Right Now
The Way We Eat
Rachael Berube is a single mom and a nurse practitioner in a busy primary care clinic in Providence, RI. She's currently on the front lines of navigating the prevention of the COVID-19 virus in her community. We spoke of feeling on edge in a vulnerable work environment, how she's navigating childcare, and her 4-year-old’s affinity for frozen waffles.
Mar 22, 2020
Alisha Ramos, the Founder and CEO of Girls’ Night In, Shares What Her Own Night In Usually Looks Like
The Way We Eat
We sat down with Alisha Ramos, the founder and CEO of Girls' Night In, to discuss the zaniness of launching a start-up, her favorite Korean cooking YouTuber ("she's just so funny!"), and what her perfect night-in looks like.
Mar 15, 2020
Meet Moe, the 95-Year-Old Butcher in Little Italy, and His Granddaughter-Apprentice Jen
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Here's why Moe has no plans to ever retire.
Mar 8, 2020
The CEO in Maine Whose Kids Are Obsessed with Seaweed Smoothies
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Bri Warner is the CEO of Atlantic Sea Farms, a Maine-based kelp company that's helping American palates cozy up to the sustainable sea veggie.
Mar 1, 2020
The “Dinosaur Hunter” in Denver Who Lives on Coffee and Peanut Butter
The Way We Eat
As you might imagine, the way Natalie eats while out on a dinosaur dig is a lot different than the way she eats in her lab in the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
Feb 23, 2020
The Sisters Behind Cali-Cool Fashion Brand Dôen Want to Eat for a Better Planet
The Way We Eat
We talked to the Kleveland sisters about eating better for the planet, the importance of routine now that they're both moms, and they snacks that power them through long work days.
Feb 16, 2020
The Flight Attendant Taking Meal Prep to New Heights
The Way We Eat
To make her on-the-go lifestyle work, Emily learned to love the art of meal prepping, airport fast food, and slow cooker soups that save the day after a long stretch away from home.
Jan 19, 2020
Meet Carmen Keels, Music Teacher and Home Baker Extraordinaire in West Harlem
The Way We Eat
We chatted with Carmen to talk about her very particular son's relationship with buttered noodles, the 12-hour baking binge that nearly broke her, and why every great dinner should end with a dance party.
Jan 12, 2020
The Keto Mom of 6 (Whose Kids Love Bread!) in Oklahoma City
The Way We Eat
We visited Amy's Oklahoma City kitchen and hung out with the self-described "unconventional" family during a breakfast-for-dinner pancake feast. We learned all about how she handles mommy shamers aher go-to keto lunch.
Dec 29, 2019
Meet Aubrey Dowridge, The USPS Mail Carrier Who Eats One Meal a Day
The Way We Eat
We caught up with Aubrey on his mail route to talk about why he decided to try intermittent fasting and the snack he ate WAY too much of.
Dec 22, 2019
Meet Cathy Strange, the Person Behind Whole Foods’ Unbeatable Cheese Selection
The Way We Eat
We found out Cathy's go-to cheese to snack on, the one cheese no cheese board is complete without, and her secret weapon taco filling. (Hint: It's cheese.)
Dec 12, 2019
The Couple with a Grocery Store Love Story
The Way We Eat
We talked with Ashley, who lives with her husband Marlon just 15 minutes outside of Memphis, about their sweet love story and how her challenging upbringing changed the way she thinks about food.
Dec 8, 2019
What Thanksgiving Is Really Like for a Turkey Farmer in South Carolina
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What it's like to raise heritage turkeys and to celebrate Thanksgiving.
Nov 26, 2019
The Southern Mom Who Makes Fried Chicken with Almond Milk
The Way We Eat
We caught up with Michiel in her historic Victorian farmhouse in the Arts District of Walterboro, South Carolina to talk about how her parents' garden became her grocery store, the very best place to get a shrimp burger (hint: it's a food truck), and the magic of sweet potato butter.
Nov 17, 2019
The Mom of 5 Under 8 in Birmingham, Alabama
The Way We Eat
We talked to Laura about her favorite money-saving ingredients, and the meal she can whip up out of nowhere.
Nov 10, 2019
The Brooklyn Couple with a Sweet Love Story
Crystal Anderson is the manager of production for Man Repeller. I got to talk with her about how she finds creativity in the kitchen, her epic crab boils, and how food plays a role in her mental health.
Nov 3, 2019
The Caterer in Ojai, California Who Is Obsessed with Homemade Hot Sauce
The Way We Eat
We got to talk to Ariane about some of the best menus she's created, how travel has influenced her cooking, and her obsession with homemade hot sauce.
Oct 8, 2019
The New Parents in Santa Barbara with a Secret Guacamole Recipe
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We chatted with busy new parents Julian and Jenna Savage Davis, about the best breastfeeding snacks, the secret ingredient in Julian's award-winning guacamole, and why you should always say yes to free food.
Oct 1, 2019