If Lisa Taddeo gets stoned, she tends to reach for the same snack: “Grilled cheese is my number one, ” says the American author, who occasionally smokes marijuana to help “crack the code” of whatever she’s working on at the time. Her method seems to be effective: Taddeo’s work has earned her two Pushcart prizes, one British Book Award and, for her first book, Three Women, 11 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. The nonfiction story—which is now This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Five Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 47 Julia Bainbridge On the life-enhancing potential of not drinking alcohol. Arts & Culture Food Issue 46 At Work With: Deb Perelman The little blog that could: An interview with Smitten Kitchen’s unflappable founder. Arts & Culture Issue 42 Torrey Peters The Detransition, Baby author is living her best life. Arts & Culture Issue 39 Archive: Jean Stein Annick Weber chronicles the life of one of New York’s great storytellers. Arts & Culture Issue 39 Susanna Moore The sharp-eyed writer on high society and her supermodel past. Arts & Culture Issue 39 Nic Stone How can a young adult fiction author tackle racism, inequality and incarceration—but not rob teen readers of their optimism?