Quick 2017 Recap // Pocket Stories in 2018
Happy New Year!
We had a lot of fun kicking off The World in a Pocket last year and we are really excited about what’s to come in 2018. Last year, we shared quite a few of our own recipes based on the idea that you can put anything into a pocket. Leftover odds and ends, an abundance of CSA goodies, old wine, the last of a jar of mustard — you name it. We’ll throw it all into a hand pie or a dumpling wrapper and call it a meal. This is our effort to cut down on food waste in our on kitchens and inspire you to do the same. And it’s cute!
But our core mission at The World in a Pocket is to provide a platform that allows us to share stories and recipes that help us understand more about the world through the lens of an empanada, a dumpling, a samosa, momo, crepe, a kolache, a runza — all the pockets. Name a place! We bet there is a pocket that was born there. But we can’t tell these stories on our own.
We need your help!
Last year we met Charlene and Tiffany, the lady bosses behind Las Hermanas Wang, and they talked about what led them to create NYC’s Chinatown Map. Deanna Fox wrote about almost not making “election night Pierogi” during the November 2017 elections, and Ellen Grey wrote about her childhood memory of making white peach biscuits with her father in New Jersey. Our own Lauren Allen shared the magic of her grandma’s tamalada every year at Christmas. We also learned about her grandma’s turcos, and the genealogical history that was uncovered after years of making them. We did an intercontinental collaboration with QKatie and Vikalinka on Russian vareniki. We told stories of Wayne County’s beloved apple jacks and the employee-forward movement at Luna in Durham, North Carolina. Kariman Allam showed us how to add a bit of love into her Ramadan qatayef in Morrisville, North Carolina. And David Nyugen, the owner of Tâm Deli in Austin, Texas, shared his philosophy on eating and life. We hope 2018 will bring more stories that help us better understand the world through the lens of a dumpling.
If you have a story or a recipe that will shine a light on: family food traditions, a specific region, immigration, food sustainability, food insecurity, education -- and it can be told through a pocket food (i.e. food inside of food) with a story or recipe, we would be glad to provide a platform for you to share it. Send us an email at email@example.com with your ideas!