I just want to thank the Horde, and El specifically, for this thread. It helped me process a lot of what I've been thinking in regards to art and identity. My life has been--is--limited, and the lionshare of my 30s has been about getting some sense of the wade swath of experience to which I am ill-exposed. This is a place of contention and challenge, but the true joy, for me, comes from those moments when I get the privilege of seeing the world through the eyes of someone totally different from me.
Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well. Bestselling author Mark Bittman teaches James Hamblin the recipe that everyone is Googling.