Welcome to Junk mail, where our readers submit recipes that they love and are excited to share with The Chews Letter audience. Our mission is to honor community and sustainability and focus on the importance of eating quality food that nourishes our bodies and brings us to the table. Within our magazine, Junk Mail is a space to feed our minds, our hearts, and our souls. It is a place to share treasured recipes such as a chocolate chip cookie recipe that made you feel loved when you got home from school as a child. It could be the delicious cornbread recipe that Grandma would make with her chili on a cold day or that rhubarb cream cake that is a delightful, refreshing treat in the heat of summer.
Comfort food is essential in our lives as it fills our emotional needs, and brings memories back to life as the aroma drifts through the air. When you hold onto a family recipe, whip up a birthday cake, or enjoy conversation with friends, memories come to life from the past. Remembrances of hand whipping mashed potatoes, creating the stiff peaks on a lemon meringue pie or those first few bites of a delectable crème brûlée that you mastered in the kitchen after hours of practice. Food has magical properties to nourish us, comfort us, and make us feel alive.
This department is where you turn to when you need a recipe to heal your emotions; it is an indulgence area. For you, our readers, it is a place for treats, comfort food, and a seat at our table. We look forward to sitting beside you.
See this story and the submitted recipes in our first issue here.