Dinner Discussion No. 33
My friend Leif Hedendal changed the entire way I thought about food five years ago when I attended his Dinner to Dye For, which he collaborated on with plant dyer and friend, Sasha Duerr.
Food came alive for me that night and I have never prepared a single dish without his inspiration in mind.
Everything down to the way he words his menus is beautiful...
For the past three years, Leif has been hosting a Dinner Discussion every month that brings together the most eclectic group of artists, film makers, musicians, activists, and the like... which seemed to me to be the definition of Kinfolk Magazine.
There is no topic, just people getting together to enjoy a meal–
a lot like sitting down at a community table in a crowded restaurant.
I foraged some local flora around the Marin Headlands: orange blossoms, bay, fennel, and Magnolias
and borrowed some incredible pottery from Oakland ceramicist Jered Nelson and woolen blankets from Gravel and Gold.
As you can imagine, it was a very special night– as are all his meals.
Nettle puree, roasted onions, sunchokes, and chanterelles
Twilight Greenaway and Les
Les and Leif
Amy Franceschini, Stijn, and Twilight