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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lisa costa

All You Need Is Peace, Love & Dough

By Mia Salas

For Queens, New York-based Lisa Costa, baking is not only a passion, but the means to a social justice movement.

michael platt

Maryland High School Student Serves Up Desserts for a Good Cause

By Sophie Claman

Teen baker, entrepreneur and food justice advocate Michael Platt makes life a whole lot sweeter by using his talent in the kitchen for good.

shaun stoothoff

Couture and Cooking Define This Maine Chef

By Victoria Pardo

Cooking is an art. So is fashion. Maine’s Shaun Stoothoff does both.

korean corndog

Umbrella Bar is Bringing a Korean Night Market to an Atlanta Food Hall

By Sarah Strong

KSP Restaurant Group knows high concept Asian food. Their latest project is coming soon to the popular Ponce City Market.

Bo DiBuono

This Sangria Is Not Just for Summer

By Mia Salas

People Magazine is raving about this fruity wine concoction. Its creator has never tasted a drop.

numa foods founders with products

A Mother And Daughter’s Quest For The Ultimate Healthy Snack

By Breanna Rose

Numa Foods captures its founders’ Asian American identity and delivers it in healthy portions.

brandon tulles in front of his truck

Southern Flavors Meet Pastry Technique at The Gaykery

By Sarah Strong

Brandon Tullos is bringing his Southern enthusiasm for cooking and baking to his pastry truck, and soon to be storefront, in Littleton, Colorado.

kitchen arts and letters bookstore

This NYC Venue is Nearly as Famous as the Chefs Who Shop There

By Elizabeth Hazard

Looking for a hard-to-find cookbook? A tome on the food business? There are more than 12,000 titles at Kitchen Arts & Letters.

takis elote corn and garlic herb parmesan corn

More than Just Butter Coats This Corn-on-the-Cob in Alabama

By Mia Salas

Phillip and Avrie Powell had very different careers pre-pandemic. Now they run a gourmet, fire-roasted corn business that is both vegan and vegetarian-friendly.

arms holding cans of fermensch

Be a Mensch to Your Gut with Fermensch Kombucha

By Sarah Strong

This Huntington Beach-based Kombucha maker takes a chef’s approach by sourcing from local farms and relying on family to communicate, communicate, communicate.