The first issue of Life & Thyme magazine focuses on the unsung heroes of the culinary industry—whether it’s a farmer on the footsteps of Mount Shasta in California, an apprentice working day in and day out of the kitchens of Copenhagen, a Vietnamese shrimper off of the coast of New Orleans, or even an unpopular cut of meat to be cooked delicately and beautifully into a dish to be devoured. Each story is carefully crafted into an essay, interview, recipe, or photo essay that documents hardworking people around the globe striving for a better food world.
Belcampo Meat Co.
An anomaly in the meat industry, founder of Belcampo Meat Co., Anya Fernald has built a sustainable meat company that controls every last bit of the process. With Belcampo’s farm situated in pristine Northern California, their animals roam freely on a grass-fed diet, and are eventually processed, butchered, and sold—all through Belcampo, exclusively.
Blades of the Gods
German-engineered and forged by Balinese blacksmiths, the knives of Blades of the Gods are the epitome of what a chef would ever ask for in a chef’s knife. We traveled to Bali to get a first hand account of the forging process by head blacksmith Ketut Mudra.
A Chef and His Fish Purveyor
For Chef Michael Cimarusti, his fish purveyor, Alfredo Gurrola, holds the keys to the heart and soul of Providence—Cimarusti’s Michelin-starred restaurant in Los Angeles. As early as five a.m., Alfredo is already receiving some of the finest fish from across the globe at International Marine Products (IMP) in downtown Los Angeles to then be sold to LA’s most revered chefs.
India's Golden Temple
Literally meaning “house of God,” the Harmandir Sahib is India’s Golden Temple that sits above a body of water in Amritsar, Punjab. Men and women of any religion, belief system, and background may visit the Harmandir Sahib to enjoy a meal for free. This incredible act of humility is supported by donations and volunteers who are willing to partake in a human assembly line to feed the thousands upon thousands of visitors on a daily basis.
Life & Thyme Magazine Issue 6 is out now. Heat. How is it that one little word can be so transcendent, so polarizing—and can mean so many things? A noun, a verb, a feeling, a sign. Heat is representative of both anger and love, pressure and comfort; under the right...
Issue Five of Life & Thyme is an exploration of Nostalgia. The idea not just of memory, but of longing–for a time, a place, a plate–and the faces in the food world who are revisiting those familiar feelings, and creating new ones. We aimed to capture the power of that...
Life & Thyme Issue 4 is available now! For Issue Four of Life & Thyme: The Winter Issue, we explore the magic during the colder months and what it encompasses for our global community, our friends in the food industry and even ourselves. While food was at the center of...