A Kinfolk Workshop in SF
I’m off to go camping in beautiful Big Sur shortly, so in that camp spirit I’m sharing photos from a recent Kinfolk workshop I attended. Kinfolk hosts a series of intimate gatherings globally throughout the year with the latest dedicated to the Art of Camp Cooking. For this particular event in SF (and since we were nowhere near a camp site), a group of friends and strangers gathered on a sunny afternoon in a spacious yard at a beautiful home in the Mission. Together we prepared a delicious spread of grilled kale and plum salad, spiced lentil soup, baked sweet potatoes, and rosemary salmon. All the while chatting, sipping wine, and forming new friendships. And as we winded down into the evening, we gathered around the fire pit, roasted homemade vanilla bourbon marshmallows, and topped them onto homemade graham crackers for the most excellent s’mores. We finally parted with our own herbal fire starter kits to take home.
Although my upcoming camp trip will be a much more low-key one, the recipes for the meals we prepared were simple and easy enough to make for another trip. I think the big takeaway for most of us was being able to do something fun and unique and especially with good company.
Kinfolk is an international community of artists, writers, photographers, cooks and individuals interested in creating gatherings and finding new things to see, make or do. These experiences are shared in print, online, through events, film, and a soon-to-be cookbook. For the next series of Kinfolk events, check here.
* All images by me, Leslie.