Nonzero，不只是一家餐廳的Nonzero – 這樣的概念如何讓更多會喜歡上我們的朋友認識? 我們從Ming和朱先生很喜歡的Kinfolk雜誌找到了一個互相呼應的詮釋。
Kinfolk創辦人Nathan & Katie Williams在新書《Kinfolk餐桌》的前言寫道：「雖然在每個人心中，對於聚會有著不一樣的想像，當我們邀請朋友來家裡一起共度時光、談心、分享食物，只要心意是相同的，形式上的細節將變得不再那麼重要，到了最後，所有的過程都會順其自然發生。」Nonzero和Kinfolk同樣以低調、不做作的方式創造生活的愜意，「把握與人交流的時間，遠比執行那些表面的細節重要，精心設計的華麗菜餚還有餐桌佈置都只是配角」。
We couldn’t be more excited about The Kinfolk Table, the first book from Kinfolk magazine. Launched to great acclaim and instant buzz in 2011, Kinfolk is a quarterly journal about understated, unfussy entertaining. The journal has captured the imagination of readers globally, with content and an aesthetic that reflect a desire to go back to simpler times; to take a break from our busy lives; to build a community around a shared sensibility; and to foster the endless and energizing magic that results from sharing a meal with good friends.
What Kinfolk represents is a lifestyle of understated and unfussy entertaining. This is precisely what Nonzero is about. We put the emphasis back into the relationships that surround eating. Let the people sharing your dinner table be the foreground and superficial details such as fancy recipes and table decorations can fade into the background. Dining should be comfortable, simple, slow and meaningful.
Bring yourself. Take your time. The food will bring the minds together as foreign as they might be. Friends will be found in a shared experience without need of history or gestures known. If you have a bit of hunger, bring that as well. We will not wear our masks here. Come with a word, think about a story. Come to eat. We are far from peril and storm. We are here. We are here together.
One-third cookbook, one-third narrative tale and one-third international adventure, The Kinfolk Table is a collection of 85 delectable recipes spread over nearly 400 pages from creative types around the world. Filled with gorgeous photography and design you’re used to seeing in the magazine, the book will inspire your next small gathering.
If you love Nonzero, you will absolutely love Kinfolk Table.