The Runcible Spoon is a twice-yearly-ish zine about food and fantasy based in Washington, D.C. Our goal is to capture the pleasure and playfulness of eating through imaginative, delicious (and sometimes made-up) recipes, illustration, storytelling and collage, submitted by writers and artists across the country. 

The zine was started in 2010 by Malaka Gharib in Washington, D.C. She runs the zine with a team of assistant editors, Claire O'Neill, Alison Baitz and Kalee Rinehart. 

Learn more about The Runcible Spoon's editorial and creative process here: 

The Runcible Spoon has been covered in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Saveur, The Hairpin, The New York Times Style Magazine, Food 52, Lucky Peach and more.

The magazine has participated in the Food Book Fair, the LA Zine Fest, Richmond Zine Fest, and the Brooklyn Zine Fest. It has also been featured at the Magna Carta exhibit at the Expo Milano 2015 in Milan, Italy, and the Fete du Graphisme exhibit in Paris, France in 2015.

The Runcible Spoon is being archived at the New York Public Library in New York City and the Arab American Museum in Dearborn, MI. 

Have a comment? Want to help distribute the zine? Interested in pitching a story idea or writing for our blog? Email us at runciblespoonzine(at)gmail(dot)com.