Pierce Abernathy on the “Religious” Act of Seasonal Consuming
This text is taken from the Autumn/Winter 2022 situation of AnOther Journal:
“It’s changing into tougher and tougher to be current in any side of our lives. With meals, for example, now we have grow to be so accustomed to with the ability to have any vegetable or fruit we wish at any time of the yr. With that comes unsustainable practices and we are likely to lose contact with why issues are so particular. The extra we will lean into seasonal consuming, the extra we’re going to seek out moments of happiness – when you haven’t had a tomato since final yr, there’s such a pleasure to that first ripe fruit come summer season. It’s extra rewarding than having accessibility year-round. Aware consuming is about slowing down – cooking one thing and taking time to rework these components into one thing scrumptious and nurturing. That course of does really feel a bit non secular. The nearer we will get to our meals – when it comes to it being much less processed and extra in step with the seasons – the happier and extra aware we’ll be in different areas of our lives.”
The 28-year-old chef Pierce Abernathy was raised in Kentucky on his mom’s house cooking and the pilaf, dolma, and inexperienced beans in tomato sauce his father’s Armenian household made. After transferring to New York in 2016, the someday Gucci mannequin started producing recipe movies for a digital media firm and internet hosting dinner events and cookouts at his house. Throughout lockdown he posted his revolutionary wholefood dishes on Instagram and TikTok – his fascinating recipe reels, infused with satisfying ASMR moments of scorching and slicing, supply an antidote to the customarily frenetic and fractured expertise of latest life.
Hair: Matt Benns at CLM utilizing KIEHL’S. Make-up: Ayaka Nihei. Photographic assistant: Glenn Lim. Printing: PhotoLab-NYC. Producer: Alec Charlip at Born Artists. Particular due to Elsker Studio, Brooklyn, New York
This story options within the Autumn/Winter 2022 situation of AnOther Journal, which is on sale internationally now. Purchase a duplicate right here.