DIY MEN’S PIG APRON

Long gone are the days when dad took no interest in the kitchen and left the cooking to other members of the family. These days, many fathers are foodies or wine experts or whiskey connoisseurs—or all three. Here, a neighborhood group of fathers regularly challenge one another in unofficial competitions over who can make the […]

FIRST PRIZE PIES

Allison Kave, a truly creative baker and expert on all things pie related, credits her mother with her passion for food. Her mom, Rhonda Kave, is owner of Roni-Sue’s Chocolate in New York’s Essex Street Market. Growing up, Rhonda had a rather unexciting childhood filled with canned and boiled vegetables and she wanted more nutrition […]

GRAVY #51 – CANNING MEMORIES

From Gravy #51: “Canning Memories” By Frank X Walker Indian Summer meant Saturday morning courtyards and door screens opened and waiting for urban signs of harvest. No new moons or first frosts, just the welcome staccato and horn of an old flatbed truck, overalls and mud-caked boots. Grandmothers who still clicked their tongues and called […]

HIDDEN KITCHENS: THE FORAGER (+ WILD FENNEL CAKES)

Foraging is the act of searching for and gathering wild food. Perhaps you remember learning about nomadic hunters and gatherers in grade school—these early societies moved from place to place, following animals, fruits, and vegetables in order to sustain life. Modern humans followed this way of life until about ten thousand years ago, when agriculture […]

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 5.12.2014 – 5.16.2014

“Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.” –Mother Teresa Come join us at The Factory this week and experience the love we put into every thread, garment, conversation, collaboration, and plate of food. Please note that our café hours have changed, […]

IN THE (HIDDEN) KITCHEN

When I was a young girl, my mother’s mother would cook green beans for what seemed like every meal. They would be fresh from the garden when in season or, during the winter, they would come from her reserves of “put up” vegetables that had been canned and stored. By the time I was about […]

NEWSLETTER #16

Newsletter #16 features our Mother’s Day Gift Guide, workshop specials, and more new products (like Short Stack Editions and additions to our DIY Kits). Stop in to The Factory Café this month as we feature The Kitchen Sisters—Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva—as part of The Factory Café Chef Series. Join our mailing list to receive our monthly newsletter […]

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 5.5.2014 – 5.9.2014

“There are still traditions that bring communities and families together instead of propelling them apart. And there are people out there pumping new life into old traditions and inventing new ones, people for whom food is an all-American reason to slow down and pursue some happiness.” – Alice Waters, from the foreword of Hidden Kitchens […]

DIY CHECK SKIRT

Our classic Short Skirt is great for just about every occasion, including Mother’s Day. Whether you arrange an outing to church, a restaurant, or just a walk in the park, you can make Mom happy by making her something she’ll love. Currently featured as part of our Mother’s Day Gift Guide, the DIY Check Skirt […]