Jul 30, 2015

~*Contributor Feature: Jon Chonko*~ #INTERNETISSUE

OUR #INTERNETISSUE IS NOW AVAILABLE IN OUR ETSY STORE! To celebrate, we asked Jon Chonko, the creator of #scanwiches and our awesome cover (made entirely with popular internet foodz), a few questions.

1. Tell us about the concept of your Runcible Spoon story this issue.

Food memes are officially a thing and there are so many good ones. I wanted to see if I could go full Xzibit and but with a meme within a meme to create one big weird food sandwich.

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2. Did you actually get to try your sandwich?

Yes. I ate it. It was very sweet. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth so it wasn’t really the type of sandwich I would make for myself but the sweet and salty combo of the ingredients was surprisingly tasty.

3. What is your favorite internet food guilty pleasure?

My true guilty pleasure is really unappetizing photos of food. Whether they’re are Pinterest food fails or Martha Stewarts terrible fancy restaurant plate photos I get a kick out of seeing stuff that look really bad. I spend a lot of time making food that looks and tastes good so sometimes it’s nice to experience a little culinary schadenfreude. I’m also a big list fan. I love, love, love all the big list that show off the different types of food people eat all over the world, or what’s in everyone fridges, or the local McDonald’s items from country to country. That stuff is so interesting to me. I don’t know that I would call it a guilty pleasure except for the fact that I’ll spend way to much time at work looking at these types of things.

4. Tell us about Scanwiches.

Scanwiches is scans of sandwiches for education and delight. It’s a personal project that I’ve been working on since 2009.

5. What is the worst/best part of the internet?

The best part of the internet is never running out of new stuff to discover. The worst is never getting off the internet to discover things in real life.

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Jon Chonko likes sandwiches and lives in Brooklyn. He eats everything he scans and uses regular Windex and paper towels to clean his scanner.

To get the full recipe for the memewich in question, get your copy of the Runcible Spoon here!

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Jul 26, 2015

~*Contributor Feature: Chris Scott*~ #INTERNETISSUE

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OUR #INTERNETISSUE IS NOW AVAILABLE ON OUR ETSY STORE!!! In a craze of excitement we asked our contributor Chris Scott some questions about his story, “How To Make Lasagna For A Dinner Party, Using Only Twitter.” 

1. Tell us about the concept of your Runcible Spoon story this issue.
I’ve always been fascinated by people who were able to grab popular twitter handles of common words early on and never gave them up. Like @lamp or @mars or @flower (I haven’t actually looked at these handles yet, so who knows what’s there.) So the idea of trying to organize a dinner party with the people who hold the twitter handles for key ingredients of a dish really appealed to me.

2. Do you actually have a good recipe for lasagna you can share?
Unfortunately, I don’t. I love lasagna but it seems a bit daunting to cook.

3. Tell us one more time about your Becky tweet (just kidding - but maybe something here plugging in another project you’re working on that you want to share?)
Hmmmm I’m working on some children’s book manuscripts, which is a lot of fun and very challenging, and I also review movies I haven’t actually seen here: http://www.reviewsofmoviesihaventseen.com/

4. What is the worst/best part of the internet?
The best part is the internet’s capacity to allow people who might never have crossed paths otherwise to connect with and learn a lot from one another. So that’s a really great opportunity to deepen one’s understanding of people and develop a greater sense of empathy. However, the internet also has the capacity to make this more difficult because there will always be an inherent detachment to it. It’s probably a little too easy to forget those are real people on the other side of the screen who are trying and fumbling and struggling with a lot of the same things you are.

5. Is “Yas Queen” still cool to say, or is that not on fleek anymore?
I think anything’s cool to say if you like saying it, especially something like “Yas Queen” which has a very supportive and empowering connotation to it.

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The contributor in his natural habitat. Chris Scott lives, works, gardens, and bakes pies in Boston. You can be his friend on twitter @iamchrisscott.

Read Mr. Scott’s full story in the new issue. Order it here!

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Jul 21, 2015

New #INTERNETISSUE to Exclusively Debut at the 2015 DC Zine Fest

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The Runcible Spoon’s 14th issue, the #INTERNETISSUE, will exclusively be for sale at the 2015 DC Zine Fest! 

The #INTERNETISSUE takes a food-focused look at both the early internet, in all it’s early-tech/now-cringeworthy splendor, as well as the current internet, where pointless clickbait and salacious headlines rule.

This issue includes Yelp reviews of 1-star restaurants, a guide on how to host your own South Korean mukbang, a Twitter dinner party, our favorite ASMR food videos on YouTube, 2-D food gifs, and a quiz on what to feed your internet.

Get it at the DC Zine Fest this Saturday, July 25, at the St. Stephen’s Church in Washington, D.C. The event takes place from 11AM to 5PM.

The new issue will be available for the masses on Etsy on July 30.  

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Jul 9, 2015

The Runcible Spoon at the 2015 Culinary Book Fair in Poland

The Runcible Spoon joins indie food magazines all around the world at the 3rd annual Culinary Book Fair in Poland on July 24. 

The exhibition will feature magazines forming independent projects, publications issued only in several hundred copies (like us!), as well as commercial magazines with print runs numbering in the thousands. Each of them presents a different story about food. 

Some of the magazines that will be exhibited during Fair: The Runcible Spoon, Saji, BEEF!, NORD, Salon, Jamie, Deli, essen&trinken, CHEFKOCH, KINFOLK, The Carton, Caffeine, The Art of Eating, Modern Farmer, Lucky Peach, DOLCE, HONEST, TOAST, ALQUIMIE, MOOD, Gastronomica, TAPAS, Espresso Tales, Scrag End, Itinéraires d'une cuisine contemporaine, DINER JOURNAL, Apero.

MORE INFO: 3rd Culinary Book Fair, 24-26 July 2015, Qchnia Artystyczna, Warsaw, Poland www.targiksiazkikulinarnej.com

Photo credit: Culinary Book Fair, Poland

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Jul 8, 2015

#INTERNETISSUE COMING JULY 25

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We’re taking a food-focused look at both the early internet, in all it’s early-tech/now-cringeworthy splendor, as well as the current internet, where pointless clickbait and salacious headlines rule.

This issue includes Yelp reviews of 1-star restaurants, a guide on how to host your own South Korean mukbang, a Twitter dinner party, our favorite ASMR food videos on YouTube, 2-D food gifs, and a quiz on what to feed your internet.

Stay tuned for an announcement on how to pre-order the zine!

Photo credit: Morgan West/ A Creative DC

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Jul 8, 2015

RUNCY x TUMBLR

We’re now on Tumblr! Get all our old blog posts here.

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