If food be the music of summer, play on! June has become the annual food issue of Martha Stewart Living in recent years and the 2021 edition is no exception. I have to admit that there is something about summer food that is so alluring. Maybe it's all that fresh produce at the supermarket. Or maybe it's the way we tend to prepare summer foods (casually, alfresco, oven-less) that bolsters its charm. Whatever the reason, I'm always down for some good summer fodder.click here). And yet, I found myself wanting to reach in and grab one all the same, which is really the point, isn't it. The photo, by Con Poulos, is more than effective in this way.Armitano Domingo Ceramics - the subject of the magazine's American Made feature on page 28. Ceramicist Marc Armitano Domingo creates beautiful porcelain pieces in simple, delicate shapes, which he then embellishes with hand-carved edges and whimsical painted details, such as garden insects and filigree. I'm in love.
The June Issue
The splash page, with its bright orange flowers silhouetted against the bright blue sky, just shouts summer. The quote, by author William Steig, is a nice tribute to the season. Photo by Gentl + Hyers.
Diaspora Co., which specializes in the importation of the best Indian spices to the United States, was as much a tribute to community as it was to entrepreneurship. Sana Javeri Kadri founded her company with the aim of also offering fair pay and equitable partnerships to the farmers across India where she sources her grains and spices. Exeruberant photographs by Gentl + Hyers perfectly illustrate the connection between heritage and a passion for sustainable regional produce. The story is the perfect centerpiece for the annual food issue.
Six glorious ice-cream desserts are featured in the opening of the well. The aforementioned sandwich cookies (shown) being my favourite. But there is also a frozen cafe-mochaccino tart that has my name on it. The photos in this feature by Con Poulos are among the best in the issue.