Seaside Feasts

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Not only is seaweed ultra-healthy, it’s beloved by landlocked mermaids who want that hint of sea in everything they do—and eat. Sea-dwelling sirens can’t get enough of the stuff—how do you think they maintain those lustrous locks and that...
Recipes and photography by Sara Ghedina (a.k.a. One Girl in the Kitchen) As anyone who’s ever dined with hobbits knows, second breakfast is one of the six most important meals of the day. Hobbits take their breakfasts seriously, piling their scrubbed...

Bottling Autumn

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A one-year subscription in the US is $32, two years is $50.  To live in a world of everlasting Septembers and Octobers sounds enchanting, does it not? To wake up each day to the golden rustling of leaves and spiced...
In “The Seductive Nostalgia of the Picnic” for the Atlantic, author Melissa Holbrook Pierson posits that Wordsworth might have been the first lyricist of the picnic. In his autobiographical poem The Prelude, he describes outdoor dining with his friends: Hence...
Today you most often hear decadent as a mouthwatering adjective for a rich dessert or perhaps a holiday feast. It conjures up lavish, indulgent foods—often expensive, extravagant, or prolific. Picture an ancient Roman feast hall, filled with purple-clad generals...
Cake: 2 cups cake flour (or all-purpose flour) ¾ cup ground pistachios 1¼ teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon kosher salt 3 eggs ⅓ cup sea moss gel 1¾ cups granulated white sugar 1 cup sweet cream butter (room temperature) 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup buttermilk...
Lewis Carroll’s famous classics Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking-Glass: And What She Saw There are filled with references to magical food. There is the Queen of Hearts’s famous jam tart, Bread-and-Butterfly pudding, and the Looking-Glass...
PREP TIME: ABOUT 2 HOURS, PLUS OVERNIGHT FOR JUICE TO SETTLE, PLUS CANNING MAKES: APPROXIMATELY 4 QUARTS Berry Juice is thick and delicious. This recipe works well with blackberries, raspberries, gooseberries, blueberries, serviceberries, currants, and other ripe berries, either alone or...
We have some super sumptuous recipes in our upcoming Outlander Issue from Gather Victoria, who made so many Scottish delights that we weren't able to fit this magical thistle jelly in the magazine, so we're including the recipe here....
This delicious cake is light and not too sweet—perfect for a hobbit breakfast or mid-afternoon snack. Skip the honey glaze to make it less sweet, or dust the cake with sugar instead for the opposite effect. Whipped cream and...