Lauren Grant is a Des Moines food writer and culinary scientist whose recipes are informed by her experiences living with an eating disorder. She's learned to reimagine what food means to her, with an emphasis on seasonality and the sense of community and culture that food can inspire.
From the central highlands to the coastal lowlands, from the canyons carved out by rivers to the mountainside pastures filled with sheep, Iceland is a country of unmatched geographic diversity. As a human among all that grandeur, the world feels like the biggest playground. Three friends spend a week driving the coastline and camping among the stars and northern lights.
When you cross North Rampart Street into New Orleans’ French Quarter, you enter a world of overflowing life and sound. The walls that enclose this district incubated the growth of jazz music in its infancy, and one can sense that all the layers of paint have been made powerful by generations of brass commotion ricocheting off them.