Assembling an impressive array of contributors and subjects for their first issue, the editorial team at Sumac
hopes the new quarterly magazine will encourage readers to "appreciate life, in all its wild diversity, through the lens of humanity's most basic, common ritual: sharing food and drink." It's an ambitious undertaking, with a vast scope.
More in their own words:
Having non-binary actor from “Billions” Asia Kate Dillon on the cover, our first issue covers a wide array of human experience. We share a home cooked meal with a young Hasidic couple and learn what happens when a rabbi finds God through LSD. We meet a community of gender flexible New Yorkers who tell us what it means to find liberation in rejecting social norms. We hear from two of the world's best-known chefs, Massimo Bottura and Daniel Humm, about what the quintessential memories are that have inspired their creations to this day. We meet 'the godmother of performance art', Marina Abramović, and learn how her grandmother's cooking and endless Turkish Coffee have impacted her work. From VR pioneer/computer scientist Jaron Lanier to visual artist-adult movie actor Colby Keller, we host some delightfully unexpected guest contributors.
Paperback. Color photographs and artwork throughout.