This is a page to tell you a little bit more about my food zine, Marmalade Umlaut. I started this zine in late 2007 and there are 24 issues at present (Jan 2014) which are released (just about) every two months. I include poems, recipes, rants and raves, doodles, tips, and games of sorts, etc. As a caveat, I was but a punk, drunk youth when I started these! Earlier issues (until about #6 or so) are a bit...brash. FYI.
Here's a rundown of the issues:
#1: Pretty much what you can expect from a first issue of anything. But interesting as a piece of, uhm, history.
#2: Kind of scary, as I was sort of a drunk at this point.
#3: More vegan guilt tripping/ problems with ED but recipes for biscuits and gravy
#4: Weird drunk stuff, OCD food lists, and a recipe for German chocolate cake
#5: Lots of pumpkin recipes, freaking out for the holidays
#6: Dada food, the first appearance of friend and confidant, Greg Farrell
#7: Food in season, word search
#8: Doodles and comics, vague recipes
#9: Christmas 09 issue, so I tone things down a bit. VCIYCJ Pumpkin Pie Brownies and review by Michelle here
#10: Highlights include a great food comic strip from Greg and a lot of Woody Allen
#11: Easter experience and detox recipes
#12: "Foodie quiz", personal comic about how crazy I am, seasonal spring stuff
#13: Raw food, food word games
#14: Back to school issue: historical foodstuffs, baking measurements
#15: "The OCDs of Cooking," moving with a fridge full of food
#16: Food word games, recipe for squash muffins, survey
#17: My friend Chris, sexy recipes! Reviewed by Molly, here and Kala here. (Thanks, guys!)
#18: Summer things to be excited about, raw salads, Dinner Party comic, vegan body care. Rose takes beautiful photos and presents food so well, I'm honored to have had her review a couple zines and make one of the raw salad recipes, shown here.
#19: Food pantry round up, fall recipes, how to love fresh produce in the cold weather
#20: Recipe from Spain from my sister, Blackberry tart recipe from my friend, vacation food projects, Riot Grrrl and Veganism
#21: Back after a 6 month break or so, still feeling it out. Lots of me crying about how I hated this apartment, a weird comic, chai latte recipe, raw breakfast burrito, vegan caesar salad dressing
#22: I moved and am so, so, so much happier in this issue. Queens love. Guava-mango bread, food word games, food unreviews. A little racy, ha.
#23: Summertimey! Vietnamese soup, me being crazy (big surprise!) Food stamp challenge round up, veganized tapas from Cadiz in honor of my sister, Sangria, music-food doodles.
#24: Oct 2013. Lots of Sebadoh references. A neurotic comic, gingery red
lentil daal, stuff about my tattoos cuz I am so cool!!!!
Each issue ranges from 16 to 20 pages.
I'm selling each issue for $3 apiece, S&H included.
E-mail me if you have any other questions, comments, suggestions, or would like a free copy to review. Thanks!