Say hello to our new covergirl, Chef April Bloomfield! She’s the celebrated talent behind some of the most smokin’ hot spots in New York and San Francisco, including The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, The John Dory Oyster Bar, Tosca Café, Salvation Taco, and White Gold Butchers.
April’s been an inspiration to the Cherry Bombe team ever since we launched and we’re thrilled to share this revealing conversation with her about life, love, and moving to Los Angeles. Her newest restaurant, The Hearth & Hound, will open there later this year and will no doubt be one of 2017’s most exciting debuts.
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: –The Alice Waters illustrated family tree –Yotam Ottolenghi on his new baking book – Chef Missy Robbins on health and happiness –The founders of the JaynesBeard lesbian and queer supper club –Nadine Levy Redzepi’s roast chicken recipe –Danny Meyer’s interview with Chef Suzanne Cupps –The last day at Take Root
This issue contains stories about Mexico City, its coffee, and the people who drink it. For our sixth issue, we hear from dozens of locals, shop owners, roasters, patrons, entrepreneurs, writers, and photographers about what it’s like to drink coffee in Mexico City. One of the largest and most populous cities in the world, Mexico City is one of the most compelling places to drink coffee right now. This sprawling, frenetic city has easy access to Mexico’s coffee plantations. But only recently has that coffee made it into the capital’s cafes. While specialty cafe owners are embracing this resource, a new generation of coffee-drinkers are reshaping the city’s neighborhoods at a rapid clip. And both are finding a new coffee-drinking identity that continues Mexico’s long history of coffee-growing and drinking traditions.
Drift, Mexico City guides us from China to New York, from the Aztecs to the future, as we take a magnifying glass to what makes Mexico City’s coffee scene tick.
Drift: Mexico City includes:
An in-depth look at the coffee co-op economy;
A photo glossary of essential Mexican pastries;
An essay about how the Chinese immigrants in Mexico City have influenced one of the city’s most important cafes;
A story about a female motorcycle gang;
An in-depth look at the disease ravaging plantations across the country;
A photo series dedicated to Mexico City residents waiting for their morning cups;
An interview with artists approaching the coffee industry through design;
The Food of the Gods showcases forgotten stories from our collective spiritual past, from the saga of the Gospel Bird in the American South to an exploration of the ancient Tibetan rite of butter carving.
Elaine Khosrova on Tibetan Butter Carving Ken Albala on the Eating Habits of Jesus Christ Adrian Miller on Race, Religion, and Fried Chicken in the American South Crystal King on Offering Honey Cakes to Roman Gods Eileen Guo on Barbarian Heads ...and more!