Dumpling. Empanada. Kolache. Pierogi. Spanakopita. Mandu. Gyoza. Hot Pocket. Pop Tart. All over the world, people love food-inside-of-food. Pocket foods bring comfort and memories that speak to a culture’s identity. And, they’re damn delicious. Through visual storytelling, conversations with pocket-makers and well-tested recipes, The World in a Pocket is devoted to shining a light on culture, stories of immigration, sustainability, tradition, innovation, and words from the people who make our world so delicious, through the lens of a pocket. We hope to grow a community passionate about the tales behind the world’s most beloved comfort foods and the techniques to make them at home.
Mackenzie Smith Kelley + Lauren Vied Allen are storytellers at heart and pocket food lovers in the gut. They both come from highly visual backgrounds, focusing on narrative-driven food + portrait photography and videography.
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The World In A Pocket is devoted to exploring the world through the lens of a dumpling. From mandu to empanadas, spanakopita to gyoza, pierogis to pop tarts, this is our love letter to pockets worldwide and the stories they tell.