Kinfolk Issue Seven
The seventh issue of Kinfolk is an ode to ice cream and a celebration of the spring season, focusing on those shared loves that bring us together: the enjoyment of food, friends, family and time spent in community whether around the table or out-of-doors.
This issue is a collaborative project that involved many artists who contributed essays, photographs, ideas, paintings and films. Kinfolk Issue Seven offers practical ideas (such as How to be Neighborly: Checking In and ideas for spring), reflective essays (such as Sea Harvest, Lessons in Italian Cherries and The Perfect Cup), an illustrated guides to ice cream accoutrements and crabbing essentials and many beautiful photo essays (such as Floral Scoops, An Ode to Ice Cream, Life on the Lakes, Song of the Open Road and The Farmer’s Canvas). It also offers ideas and suggestions from experts such as saltmaker Ben Jacobsen, designer Ariele Alasko, Phin & Phebes Ice Cream, Epicure Catering & Cherry Basket Farm and profiles of the farmers behind the market at Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza and and recipes (such as Sea-Salted Lemon Ice Cream, Goat Town’s Chamomile Ice Cream, Fresh Lime and Jasmine Tea and Butter Dip Sauce), as well as our usual coverage of small gatherings and Kinfolk dinners.
“We don’t love ice cream because it is good or right or healthy, but because it is not. Because with ice cream there is no such thing as moderation.” —Nikaela Marie Peters
“This issue is an ode to ice cream. Much of what we’d like to cover with Kinfolk is related to food, community and the social elements of entertaining, so naturally ice cream is an appropriate theme—few things are as successful at bringing us together. It makes us abandon our differences for the greater, sugary, creamy goodness that it is. We explore its origins, reminisce about ice cream affairs from when we were kids and experiment with recipes… Crack the spine, sit back and enjoy this round with a cone or bowl of something cold.” —Editor Nathan Williams
Cover Photograph by Parker Fitzgerald using a Leica M3 and Kodak Professional Portra 160 Film.
Publication Design by Amanda Jane Jones
Cover Styling by Amy Merrick