On the Dish

Stories behind the food we love.
leslie and leann jones

Wine and Community in Inglewood, California

By Allanah Dykes

Missing good food and wine in their southern California neighborhood, two sisters start their own place, with an emphasis on supporting Black-owned wines.

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cam and hayley

Honeymoon Chocolates Is a Labor of Love

By Marc Cuenco

A college romance, a dorm kitchen and a box of cocoa nibs. Sweet beginnings for Missouri’s Honeymoon Chocolates.

annie mahle

Tales from a Tiny Kitchen: Big tips for Small Spaces

By Karen Watterson

Maine chef Annie Mahle has cooked anywhere and everywhere, from restaurants to camper vans. She shares tips for creating meals in small spaces in her new book, “The Tiny Kitchen.”

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Healing with Spices at Seasoned Delicious Foods

By Juan Diasgranados

A cardiac care nurse pivots to create healthy spices and sauces with a taste of the Caribbean in Ulster County, New York.

misha's cheeses

A Plant-Based Cheese Is Taking Los Angeles by Storm

By Hannah Sarraf

After years in the music business, Aaron Bullock and Ian Martin founded Misha’s Kind Foods, where charity and vegan cheese are more in tune with their passions.

freedom a la cart staff

Freedom a la Cart Serves Up So Much More Than Meals

By AnnMarie Mattila

A cafe in Columbus, Ohio, known for its blueberry chia bowl and avocado toast, is also known for helping survivors of human trafficking.

brian malarkey with his line of oils

Top Chef Brian Malarkey Loves Cooking Oils; Here’s Why

By Elizabeth Hazard

What does it take to open a successful restaurant? We asked Chef Brian Malarkey of San Diego’s Herb & Wood and Animae.

Heather Jansz

Meet Minnesota’s Curry Diva. She Sings, too.

By Mia Salas

Heather Jansz has taken her passion for Sri Lankan cooking to the next level with pop-up “Diva dinners.” And if you’re lucky, that comes with a song.

genevieve brazelton

The Sweet Business of Bitters

By Sarah Strong

Genevieve Brazelton went from blogger to founder, launching her own company, Portland, Oregon’s The Bitter Housewife.

drawing of a bear reading a book

Did Hemingway Drink Here? Ask a Michigan Bookstore Owner

Springtime is coming to this quaint Lake Michigan getaway. A fan and purveyor of local literature recommends some good reads & eats.

dawn and family

Pies with a Purpose in Louisville, Kentucky

By Brionne Frazier

A nod to a grandmother’s legacy and input from friends and family led this early childhood specialist to a career in pies.