There is a pink-tinted photo of food writer Nigella Lawson in a Playboy Bunny T-shirt, cocktail shaker in French-manicured hand, that I love. It opens a chapter in her cookbook Nigella Bites entitled “Trashy, ” in which she extols the virtues of watermelon daiquiris, fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches, and ham cooked in Coke. “I’m not interested in pleasing food snobs or purists, ” Lawson writes. “Surely there is a place . . . for a bit of kitsch This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Nine Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 49 Karin Mamma Andersson Inside the moody, mysterious world of Sweden’s preeminent painter. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Mass Destruction “Artists are often left baffled by the fact that they have millions of monthly streams, yet only a couple of thousand followers on social media.” Arts & Culture Issue 43 Signal Boost How status anxiety drives culture. Arts & Culture Issue 38 Memes of Communication A conversation about digital folklore. Arts & Culture Issue 36 Designated Drudgery How to take a load off. Arts & Culture Issue 30 Knowing Me, Knowing You Think twice before seeking out your doppelgänger.