She’s been a fashion model, a stockbroker and a convicted felon; she’s also a self-made billionaire whose empire extends from McMansions to meal kits. Martha Stewart, or M. Diddy, as she was known in jail, is both an iconic brand and a very funny, very frank woman who is fully aware of her own over-the-top reputation. In the 1990s, she became known as the queen of decoupage and decorative gourds—a woman who was able to maintain a straight face while instructing her audience on the art of massaging dollops of yogurt into terra-cotta pots in order to cultivate the perfect mold-speckled effect. During her five-month stint behind bars for insider trading in 2004-5, she apparently taught her fellow inmates how to make crabapple jelly. But over the past couple of years, Stewart has begun leaning This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Five Buy Now Related Stories Food Issue 19 My Kitchen Table: Dominique Crenn French-born chef Dominique Crenn knows how to keep a level head and relishes the nights when she gets to cook to her own soundtrack. Food Issue 19 Recipe: Chamomile Cookies When your day is filled with too much excitement, taking time to sit quietly with these calming morsels and a cup of tea could be just the antidote. Food Issue 19 The Spicy Menu Nothing gets our hearts racing and noses running like a healthy dose of heat, but chile isn’t the only ingredient that gets our blood pumping. Food Issue 18 The Black and White Menu Despite being devoid of color, this menu is by no means short on taste—by limiting some of our senses, we can amplify others. Food Issue 17 Lunch with Peter Miller: White Bean Soup with Garlic and Sausage Lunch at the Shop: Seattle bookshop owner Peter Miller discusses the meaning of sitting down for lunch with your co-workers. Food Issue 17 The Blood Menu When we think of blood relatives, we consider comfort food, handed-down recipes and sharing meals with our families.