Category Archives: Lifestyle

Fresh Grits

Grits is a staple food of the South with Native American origins - my favorite comfort when living in Texas. However, this bowl of breakfast has much bigger meaning; a representation of life, a symbol of Southern culture. Recognizing its importance, Reuben Levi decided to name his lifestyle brand after this dish. Grits Co. recently rebranded and truly captured what makes the South special – the will to grow and the strength to endure. The release of his introductory series is refreshing and welcomed. No matter which aspect you isolate, design or purpose, everything is coherent.

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Grits Co. uses a traditional dish to pave the way to something much bigger – inspiring a community. Whether you work in food or fashion, you know that community is what fuels the industry. Despite the many challenges Levi faced during the creation of this project, he believed in one thing, “no grits, no glory”! That is something to admire about him and why it is such a pleasure to see his vision come to life.

Lines

When it comes to plating or cake design, I am a minimalist. There is something beautiful about simple lines and clean patterns. The cake bosses of the world may disagree, but to each his own. One of my biggest inspirations when it comes to line work is an artist by the name of Alvaro Ilizarbe (Freegums). While this video may be old, it is great way to see the power of lines.

Local

As soon as the sun rises on Monday morning, I am smiling at the thought of visiting the farmers market. There is something special about connecting with the people that grow the food you are about to purchase. It is a practice I love to stress when I am picking up ingredients baking; produce and grains grow in New York. If you are around a market, stop by and treat yourself to a conversion and fresh produce.

Videos by Nourish Life.