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Rachael Ray In Season

Rachael Ray In Season

Winter / Spring 2021
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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Meredith Corporation
Frequency:
Quarterly
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4 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
rach’s letter

our light was dimmed a bit by the events of the last year. But as I’ve been saying most of my life, not just in 2020 but since I was in my 20s: Every day you can flip the switch on in your own life. And every life in the world can have a ripple effect that is infinite. It can start with a kind word to your neighbor or dog or cat or turtle. It doesn’t matter what sparks it in you; something can happen today that makes you smile and believe that things are getting better in some way. And you can spread that to the next soul who needs it. And on and on. Speaking of Valentine’s Day (was I?), anyone who was single in 2020 could use…

3 min.
tabitha brown

Some of us used the quarantine period to perfect our banana bread recipe or check off those long-overdue household tasks. Tabitha Brown used it to become one of TikTok’s brightest rising stars. The actress and vegan cook—who went plant-based back in 2017 to ease chronic headaches and fatigue—joined the social platform at the suggestion of her teenage daughter last March, just as many of us were settling into quarantine. Folks quickly found a welcome distraction in the form of Brown’s charming cooking videos, replete with her soothing Southern drawl, catchphrases (“Because it’s my business”), brilliant smile, and signature Afro, which she calls Donna. Brown netted more than 4 million followers and 72 million likes for her minute-long videos, whipping up healthy vegan recipes for smoothie bowls, carrot “bacon,” and more. Sure,…

2 min.
a san francisco–born pizza chain offers job opportunities to deaf people

It started with a passion for pizza: Melody and Russ Stein bonded over their love of authentic pies while at Gallaudet University, the world’s only liberal arts university catering to people who are deaf and hard of hearing. Wanting to follow in her restaurateur parents’ footsteps, Melody applied to culinary school, only to be rejected—she believes due to her deafness. So she and her husband opened Mozzeria, the first deaf-owned-and-operated restaurant in a major city, in San Francisco in 2011. The pizza joint not only served as a way for the community to learn some sign language as they enjoyed tasty Neapolitan pies (posters showed basic signs for ordering), but also provided job opportunities for deaf workers. The team just opened a second location in Washington, D.C.—an area that’s home…

1 min.
marble effect

OPPOSITE: PHOTOGRAPH BY CHRISTOPHER TESTANI. PROP STYLING BY CARLA GONZALEZ-HART. ALL OTHER IMAGES COURTESY OF THE BRANDS.…

3 min.
flour power

Sunflower Focaccia SERVES 6 TO 8 DOUGH PREP: 5 MIN TOPPING PREP: 30 MIN BAKE TIME: 25 MIN DOUGH 2¼ cups warm water (about 100°)1 package (1¼ oz.) active dry yeast (2¼ tsp.)8 tbsp. olive oil4½ cups flour1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. kosher salt TOPPINGS Red, yellow, and orange regular and mini bell peppersThinly sliced jalapeño stripsParsley leavesChivesHalved cherry tomatoesThinly sliced red onionBlack sesame seedsCapersFlaky sea salt 1. In a large bowl, stir the water, yeast, and 2 tbsp. oil. Add the flour and salt; stir with a wooden spoon until a sticky dough forms. 2. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Let the dough sit until doubled in size, about 1 to 2 hours at room temperature or overnight in the fridge. (An overnight rise will give you the best flavor.) 3. If the dough is…

1 min.
6 things rach is loving right now

1 MASK-CESSORIZE “We’re going to be wearing face masks for the foreseeable future, so might as well have some fun with them. This Tortoise Face Mask Chain from Blanka Boutique chics up your safety game and connects to your glasses, nice and tidy.” $68, blankaboutique.com 2 DRINK FOR A GOOD CAUSE “I can have a cocktail while helping to fight animal abuse? Viva XXXII Joven Tequila, an L.A. brand that shares proceeds with the ASPCA, is mildly peppery and delish on its own or in a margarita.” $42, wine.com 3 LIP SERVICE “I keep tins of Rosebud lip balm all over the place—in my purse, at my desk, in the kitchen. So when they come out with a new one, that’s big news in my world! Rosebud Perfume Co.’s Rose & Mandarin Lip Balm has…