There are always wonderful stories behind family heirloom recipes, favorite sips and edible adventures. Just pause for a moment and try to recall a delicious dish that doesn't send your mind skipping to a memory or tale.
One day while browsing for a new food publication to add to my collection, I came across Remedy Quarterly: Stories of Food, Recipes for Feeling Good. After pouring over 5 issues of whimsical copy and thoughtful recipes, I was smitten with the delicious array of stories from seasoned chefs to expert eaters. Based on specific themes, the past issues have explored the concepts of home, cravings, growing up, celebrations and community through food.
Words can't express how delighted I am to have my tea-infused tale featured in Issue 6 of Remedy Quarterly. Presented with the theme "stealing," I couldn't help but think of my cabinets overflowing with tea that displaced common pantry dwellers of canned goods, spices and other essentials. My camellia sinensis collection has a secret identity, the tea bandit.
"My soup is homeless. I kicked it out of cabinets for my beloved tea. Displaced, the shiny cans sit on the kitchen table, uncomfortably close to the culinary gadgets (I've heard that they don't get along with the blender). "
I highly recommend picking up the past issues and subscribing. Craving a copy ASAP? Check to see if your local shop is a stockist. And you won't regret lining up the little gems on the bookshelf, as the vibrant cover colors are a visual treat. So the next time you're steeping and sipping, let your mind skip around and uncover long lost stories lingering in your kitchen or even in your favorite cup of tea.