Recommended by Pat Willard
Written by a cohort of advocates and academics who are working to eradicate the dire circumstances experienced by homeless children and families. Each issue highlights and wrangles with the various public policies that specifically impact them and the policies potential negative or positive impact they will have. Yay Babies! manages to make a dispiriting subject easy to understand and intriguing to read.
What They Did Instead is a beautiful work-in-progress novel by Stephaine Urdang. The novel is constructed as a series of stories exploring the lives of two daughters and their mother as they age. Each week, Stephanie releases a paragraph from each story which, in its way is infuriating, loving, bitchy, unapologetic, brokenhearted, unafraid, and vulnerable because you alkways are left wanting for more. That’s how finely it is written!
The high standard for any food related publication is whether or not you would like to eat and/or cook with the writer. I would give my best cutlery and apron to do both Nancy Harmon Jenkins. You’ll have to read her About to be bowled over by her expertise and just one issue of On the Kitchen Porch to feel the same way I do. Of generous heart and extensive curiosity, Nancy is always the first issue I open when she pops up in my email box. You’ll be happy to do that, too.
I reached out to Kate a few years back to talk about pies and we've been talking pie ever since. her newsletter is like sitting in her kitchen, having a slice of one of her perfect pies while dissecting the joys and woes of the world--always fun, always interesting, always with a lot of heart.
Read Juliana and brighten up your day with her wit and charm. And recipes. and snippets of her fiction and everything else.
Anyone interested in American cooking, it's foundation, legacy, and intriguing personalities, would do themself a favor by making sure you don't miss one issue by subscribing!
I open up CulinaryWoman as soon as I find it in my inbox. I love Maynard's range of subjects, often off-beat (Ryan Reynolds and his favorite gin, for instance), and her voice which is a lesson in writing, itself.
I can’t begin to understand how Jessica Valenti has the fortitude to gather and report each day on all the horrors and confusion this most consequential issue in our lives today. And keep her sanity and humor intact. She may be the reason why I tend to scream each morning, but she is also the reason that there is hope the good fight will be a successful fight if people like her can keep us all focused on the battle.
Amee Vanderpool got me through the Trump years in some semblance of sanity. I wouldn't know what the hell is happening with the Supreme Court without her. She informs me about the week's leading events--and some that I should have known about but missed. If this isn't isn't enough for you, then her wit and humor should because they're a rare, very much needed, attributes these days.