Create Spotlight: Gather Journal and the Theater of Food

March 4, 2016

By Interview Conor Risch

Courtesy Gather Journal

The cover of Issue Three of Gather Journal, featuring an image by Grant Cornett, with set design by Theo Vamvounakis and food styling by Maggie Ruggiero, from an Alfred Hitchcock-themed story. 

I love sitting at the chef’s counter at a restaurant. For this hobbyist cook, the opportunity to watch professionals practice their craft is both informative and endlessly entertaining. The chef’s counter also emphasizes cooking as a form of performance art, so it immediately clicks when Michele Outland tells me that, for her, “food is theater.” The creative director and co-founder...

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