Whetstone is minority-owned and led by a diverse group of women and people of color. The writing style and the stories told reflect this diversity in their richness and character. Contributors are from around the globe. Stephen Satterfield, one of the magazine's co-founders, hosts the new Netflix series High on the Hog.
The focus of this issue is foraging, with looks at buckwheat in Japan, oysters in Taiwan, the elusively named Bombay duck in Mumbai, heritage pork in the Czech Republic, chocolate-tea in Jamaica; herring in Alaska, burek in Turkey and the Balkans, maguey worms in Mexico, and carob in the Mediterranean. Strong photography throughout the magazine complements thought-provoking writing.