Grazing: A Nationwide Study of Artists
and Their Snacks
by Rebecca Haley, Hyun Jung Jun, Onyx Montes
"Snacking is such a major part of my life. Everybody who knows me knows that I don't leave home without food. For me, a happy belly makes for a clear mind. If I had to name my favorite utilitarian snack, it would be cashews and dried cherries, because they clearly make the superior nut and dried fruit combo. If I had to name my favorite decadent snack, if would be figs with rainforest crisps and Humboldt Fog cheese, because...why not?"
— Nathalie Joachim
I remember when I was a young child,
my family members would sit around eating sunflower seeds and drinking jasmine tea
to pass the time."
"My sisters and I used to like to make cinnamon toast. Our version involves buttering the bread, sprinkling it with
a generous amount of granulated white sugar, covering that with a layer of ground cinnamon, and toasting it under the broiler
in the oven until it bubbles and caramelizes
"It could be a few different things, but I think when I'm feeling stressed I'll get a snack that involves leaving the studio. we live pretty close to downtown, and I can hop on my bike and be at a bakery or a coffee shop in a few minutes. Our favorite bakery in town has an amazing chocolate chip walnut cookie. I only get one once every few months, and it feels like a big treat—and a comfort. Growing up, I spent a lot of time with my mom in coffee shops. As much as anything, it was about the culture and community of the cafe. I still find those kinds of spaces comforting—so as much as the snack, I think it's about being in a kind of space."
"One from my grandmother is vodka-soacked tamarinds. I don't really remember how this started, but it has become
a family staple."