The World In A Pocket

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, well-tested recipes, and conversations with pocket-makers, The World in a Pocket is devoted to shining a light on culture, stories of immigration, sustainability, tradition, innovation, and stories 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.

photo by  Rick Cortez

photo by Rick Cortez


Mackenzie + Lauren 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.  

Follow our pocketship adventures on instagram, twitter, + facebook. And see what Mackenzie + Lauren are up to on their personal accounts, @mackannecheese + @viedfinder.

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The World In A Pocket is devoted to exploring the visual world of pocket foods, you know, food-inside-of-food, from the stories to the recipes, origins to modern-day adaptations. On the spectrum of dumplings to empanadas, spanakopita to gyoza, or pierogis to pop tarts, this is our love letter to pockets worldwide + the stories they tell.

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