We Can Hardly Wait for This East Fork Pottery Collaboration with Samin Nosrat to Drop in January
Samin Nosrat, the New York Times food writer, author of Salt, Fat Acid, Heat, and star of the television show of the same name has mastered the art of communicating comforting hominess through food. Her calm voice, both written and in her Home Cooking podcast, has guided everyone from kitchen rookies to experienced cooks through the pandemic, and now she is collaborating with one of Kitchn’s absolute favorite pottery companies, East Fork, to help bring more of her vibe into your home starting in January.
East Fork Pottery, the wildly successful sustainable pottery company with a strong Instagram aesthetic, announced that they’ve designed a custom glaze with Samin. The color she created is called Pinto, and East Fork describes it as “a muted mauve that makes a really beautiful backdrop for food.”
All of East Fork’s Pinto collection — “a shape-shifting wonder in brownish pink” — will be available in the new glaze, and a portion of the profits will go towards a non-profit in Samin’s part of the world: Acta Non Verba, a youth urban farm project in Oakland that works towards food justice and sovereignty. East Fork has also planned an auction to support the organization, featuring artists, chefs, and other makers, along with a selection of Samin-curated items in their shop.
If you’ve exhausted your budget already and still covet a few pieces, don’t worry: Not only does the collection not go live until January 10 at 12 p.m. ET, but East Fork also says they plan to have the glaze through April. “We don’t anticipate our usual mad-dash sellouts that we often see with limited glaze releases.” If you can’t wait for the collection to arrive, you can get a taste for what shaped the idea from this Instagram live in November. Samin spoke with East Fork co-founder Connie Matisse on a far-ranging series of topics including the new glaze, but also Samin’s favorite Dorito flavor, and how her immigrant childhood shaped her candy tastes, food access, and so much more.