Our tenth issue of Kinfolk is all about things that get better with age.
Kinfolk’s recipe editor María Del Mar Sacasa shares recipes for Basic Eggnog, Chai Eggnog, Orange Cardamom Eggnog, Kefir Lime Lemongrass Eggnog and Chocolate Eggnog.
We’ve created a collection of confections that celebrate milestone ages, inspired by the culinary trends of their eras. Make a wish!
Aging is happening and you can’t stop it. You can, however, change your perspective toward it and embrace it with all the energy, grace and style in the world.
Use our short guide to prepping some holiday goodie parcels to be delivered via postman, not Santa.
What happens when your hair is seasoned with more salt than pepper? Our writer considers becoming prematurely mature looking.
Retirees have all the time in the world for aimless fun. Here’s how to join in, no matter your age.
In life, we often jump into things too early before our plans are ripe. It’s the same with fruit: We pick things too quickly because we can’t wait. Our writer explains why sometimes both fruit and friendships need to be found at the perfect moment.
Emily Post was a titan of 20th-century etiquette. We ask her great-great-granddaughter Lizzie Post for some modern entertaining tips that aren’t as stern and stodgy as those of yesteryear.
Like many other great things in life, cutting boards improve over time. Here, a chef looks back on her life using different boards in different kitchens and finds meaning in the marks left behind.
We take a look at four aging processes—fermenting, curing, pickling and growing out of the soil—and ask some Oregon experts to help us understand how they work.
A photo essay and interview with German photographer Karsten Thormaehlen, who travels the globe documenting the stories behind and the faces of some of the world’s oldest dwellers.
These recipes for “Blue Christmas” Potatoes and Mashed Sweet Potatoes are part of the Soft-Serve Menu: a holiday feast for anyone and everyone, even those with no teeth!
A classic drink for old-timers, the Hot Toddy can contain all kinds of ingredients. Our spirits expert gives us a rundown on the history of these winter warmers and some recipes to go with it. Chin-chin!
There are times when the older folks in your life need some looking after. Here are some ideas for ways to make their day, whether it’s with gifts, shoveling their path or just plain old listening.
Remember those Jane Austen stories where the entertainment revolved around dances, piano recitals and reading aloud? Our writer explains how she learned to experience literature in a fresh new way: as a listener.
There’s no reason to fear growing old, as long as you’re still growing. We reflect on the meaning of aging and what we have to look forward to in its wrinkled comfort.
Coffee has gone through as many changes as there are ways to order your morning cup. Our resident coffee nerd takes us through some major caffeinated moments in history.
A highly imitated design aesthetic, a nonmaterialistic lifestyle, spiritual equality and the invention of the clothespin, pen nib and apple corer: These are just a few reasons to appreciate what the Shakers left behind.
A supper club in Berlin serves up dishes straight from grandmothers’ memories. We speak with Mother’s Mother founder Kavita Meelu about keeping it in the family but sharing it with others.
A look inside our very first cookbook and three sample recipes from it!
Our London social culture expert has created a primer on the perfect pub, a gathering space that’s endured the wear and tear of many generations.
Whether you like it or not, you will start to notice your parents’ traits, mannerisms and eyebrows showing up in your mirror. One daughter takes us through the ups and downs.
Every family has its ritual quirks and the holiday season normally brings the odder ones out. We ask some of our friends around the world how they say good-bye to one year and welcome another.
Have your friends over for a pizza potluck party! You supply the crusts, and let them bring the toppings. Combine and devour.
Our September Workshop was called Preserving the Season. We’ve collected some of our favorite images from the events around the world.
We asked some surfers from around the world some questions about their year-round surfing habits and some tips for those who want to get noseriding.
Our August workshop was all about camp cooking and grilling. We documented some of the events here.
Photographer James Bowden zigzags his way around the West Coast of Ireland, stopping occasionally to surf, sleep, snack or stand.
Trust us, you don’t want to stop at Cracker Barrel or Burger King. Use our road-trip recipes to get yourself sorted before setting out.
Melbourne’s Market Lane Coffee shares three films about home brewing methods featuring their baristas.
We are hosting a Kinfolk Workshop Retreat near Sydney, Australia.
Bagel baking ain’t easy, but here’s a recipe for classic New York Bagels you can make at home, along with a recipe for Pale Ale Cream Cheese.
When it rains, it pours. And during these extreme weather days, that means a lot! Here are some ideas for rainy-day activities indoors and out.
Hey, welcome to autumn! It’s time to wear a flannel shirt, jump in the leaves and then find a Dutch oven and make this delicious apple crisp.
Stop eating toast! Breakfast should be more fun than that. Try this recipe for Dutch Baby Pancakes with Persimmons, Apples & Pomegranate Seeds.
Do you work a full week and then spend the whole weekend obsessing over your in-box too? Use our handy seven-step guide to stepping away from the computer and taking back your weekend.
Slappe means relax in Danish, and we think these Copenhagen natives know how it should be done. Whether you’re looking for places to nap, daydream, eat ice cream or read a great novel in the big city, here are some ideas for you.
Some fireside recipes inspired by our August workshop on the art of camp cooking and grilling.
Our July event was the Honey Harvest. We put together a collection of photographs and a list of our partners who helped make the events amazing!
What better way to welcome the harvest season than with a fall salad made with bright orange butternut squash?
An interview with Andy Ricker, the James Beard Award–winning chef behind the Pok Pok empire, about his new cookbook and other things.
There’s no better way to feel refreshed than turning off, heading out and narrowing your focus on one restful activity.
American expat in Paris Tiffany Iung glides through the streets of Paris on a pink bike delivering custom cakes and homemade sandwiches to very happy customers out of an old suitcase.
There is no better symbol of relaxation than the hammock. Follow our instructions on making an overhand knot hammock and then get a book and get lazing.
Our Kinfolk Saturdays film series continues with weekend ideas: This week we plunge into gray-green water and watch the summer sun flicker.
Our Kinfolk workshop in June 2013 was the Butcher Block Party. We’re happy to share some photos and films from the events here.
We are approaching the last days of summer, so it’s an ideal time to fire up the grill and try our recipes for fish and cherry tomatoes.
Our ninth issue is all about defining your weekend, finding the right balance between work and play and making the most of your days off.
As people get older, they realize that time is more valuable than money. And finding more time to do absolutely nothing is perhaps exactly what we all need.
This is one of three sample recipes from our new cookbook, The Kinfolk Table: Recipes for Small Gatherings.
We visited the wonderful town of Tivoli, New York, and found a local swimming hole along with some other good places to slow down for.
Some people seem to have perfected the art of mixing work and play. Tokyo-based chef Shoichiro Aiba is one of them. We chatted with him about how he makes it work.
Weekend trips for two conjure images of candlelit dinners and screaming matches from passenger-seat drivers. We have a few suggestions for getting through a romantic getaway unscathed.
Whether you’re at a wedding, a friend’s birthday brunch or just catching up on e-mails, sometimes the weekend involves a fair bit of daytime drinking. Here’s our clear-headed guide to spending the day with an open bottle.
“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea,” wrote Isak Dinesen. We couldn’t agree more. Here is a poem to read before you set sail.
Once you learn it, you will always remember how to communicate with the water. The movement is etched in your brain. The moment rejuvenates the soul. Swim, just swim.
We don’t need a birthday or national holiday to set off fireworks or throw a party. We will make our own rituals and celebrate the time we’ve got for any old reason.
When most people think of camping, they think about doing it with friends or family. But camping alone can be exactly what you need to turn inward, look outward and revel in the quiet.
Does a couple whose media empire is built around the idea of family life get to have a life outside of work? It’s tricky, but Milk founders Isis-Colombe Combréas and Karel Balas discuss the way they live now.
We need weekends to restore, refresh and rejuvenate, but sometimes they end up being spent in stressful ways, taking care of errands or working. Our author explains his attempts to defend the weekend against outside threats.
Although some things are best served simply with dollops of butter and maple syrup, sugar-drenched fruit may help maintain a semblance of a healthy breakfast.
Weekends are wonderful, but weekdays deserve some love too. Let’s face it: We live most of our lives during the week, so here are some ideas for keeping those middays meaningful.
Avoid nightmarish traffic this weekend and just turn your home into an ideal space for a dream staycation. Here’s our guide to vacationing without opening your wallet or car door.
Melting butter, orange-hued yolks from fresh eggs, bright yellow cornmeal, sizzling bits of thick-cut ham—these waffles are a tribute to the weekend.
We choose our friends and we are born into our families, but neighbors are just randomly assigned. Nikaela Marie Peters explores the complex relationship we have with those who live in the next room.
Is it possible to jog on the streets of the West Village without being seen, noticed or recognized? Our intrepid jogger makes his way to the local greenmarket and finds the answer is no.
Sweating has some negative connotations, but we all do it and it is a pretty essential bodily function. Here is a list of ways to get sweaty and reasons why you should.
Weekends provide a much-needed break from the monotony of the workweek—let this mean mornings when you don’t just make your bed, you sculpt it.
Flannel, fennel and florals: How do you like your farmers markets? Are they clogged with strollers and totally cleaned out before you get there? Here’s our guide to the way they should be.
We asked some seasoned bike nerds for advice on how to stay alive on increasingly busy roads. (Our advice: Decorate yourself and your bike like a giant Christmas tree and use a megaphone.)
Seasoned road-tripper and coffee/music writer Liz Clayton traces a familiar route in this issue’s road trip guide. Grab a mixtape and ride along.
For each year of our life we’re given 52 weekends. As the number of candles on our cake increases, so does our experience of how we spend those restful two days.
Is it still so hot you can’t breathe where you are? Use our list of ideas to lower your body temperature so you can endure the rest of the sizzling season.
We interviewed Erin McCarthy, the 2013 World Brewers Cup Champion from Counter Culture Coffee, in Durham, North Carolina. He also shared a great recipe for iced coffee brewed the Japanese way.
An independent bookstore and gallery in Alphabet City.