Paneer is one of the only traditional Indian cheeses that is 100% vegetarian, often used as a source of protein for non-meat eaters. Sometimes referred to as Indian cottage cheese, it is used extensively in North Indian cuisine, from sweets to snacks to curries and flatbreads. After buying paneer from the dairy shop for many years, I’ve recently mastered making my own version at home. I’ve shared the technique here.
This is the story of a couple spending an afternoon under an orange tree writing heartfelt notes to loved ones, tied to freshly harvested juicy oranges (after washing them and drying them in the sun) to give to grandma, the next door neighbor, or your favorite local shop owner down the road.
Nestled on the border between Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill is Goosebarnacle. The well-curated menswear shop carries several brands with the relating factor being their expert craftsmanship. The shop, donning well-worn wooden decor, vintage telephone booths and trunks, features clothing, footwear, accessories and now Kinfolk, among a few other choice publications.
The Overlander train between Wellington and Auckland is an all day affair. The train meanders slowly up New Zealand's North Island, passing through native bush, alpine tussock-land & small rural towns. The trip is in fact so leisurely, that the driver takes great delight in slowing down as he passes over his favorite viaducts.
Acouple weeks back Jonathan Canlas came to Australia to mentor 17 aspiring photographers, in a workshop called "Film Is Not Dead." Being lucky enough to find myself a part of this group of people, I was brimming with excitement long before we even arrived at the rural farm we were staying at.
On the first evening of our workshop, we spontaneously decided instead of splitting up and finding our own meals in the city, we would get to know each other better by taking advantage of the beautiful setting we were already in, and putting our creative energies into preparing a classic Australian barbeque dinner.
Ayoung group of New York friends staked out a spot to build a cabin in Beaver Brook, a remote location in the woods near Yulan. They spend their summers and winters there, bonding over bonfires, enjoying dutch-oven dinners, and working together to build everything from a wood fired tub to a studio space, using the natural resources around them. They’ve documented the process (and their beautiful surroundings) here.
Our first dinner series event was in Portland, Oregon last weekend. We partnered with some great local businesses and it turned out to be a nice, enjoyable evening for everyone involved. It was the perfect start to the series and we can't wait for the next dinner in Brooklyn this month! View the full Portland gallery here.
Started as a fun way to get friends together on the weekend, graphic designer Sam T. Schick created a website to cleverly outline the details of weekly game nights hosted by him and his wife at their home.
It's been difficult to immerse myself in spirit of winter with the sun beaming down in Los Angeles, so instead of yearning for the cold, a few friends and I have decided to embrace it. On Saturday mornings, we've started to pack a simple picnic breakfast and head to Griffith Park for a little noshing and conversation beside the creek; the perfect way to begin our weekend.
Marta Teegan and Robert Stelzner are the owners of Cookbook LA, an artisan market in the heart of Echo Park. True to their name, they whip up an assortment of freshly prepared dishes, pulling recipes from a different cookbook each week. I sat down with Marta and Robert to talk inspiration, location, and what it's like to run a market.
This photographic project by Ines Nepomuceno was conceived through a ritual of photographing her meals like a still life painting. The banality of the subject was transformed through her photography and made the often uninteresting moment at the end of a meal something beautiful and memorable.
Once again, we would like to profile one of the interesting shop carrying Kinfolk: Spartan at Voyager in San Francisco. Spartan was founded out of a desire to celebrate the beauty of craft and great design, and the daily pleasure they bring. Be sure to stop in and say hello if you live in the bay area.
Better known for their artisan market and brunch offerings, Farm Shop in Los Angeles recently added a family-style dinner to their repertoire. With the lights dimmed and the place settings simple, they serve up rustic fare in a communal dining fashion, encouraging visitors to converse and mingle with those seated beside them.