Our video for the dinner hosted in Brooklyn, NY and featured in Issue 4 of Kinfolk Magazine (, a quarterly publication based in Portland, OR. The Kinfolk dinners and community gatherings are an invitation to engagement: engaging with new skills, new relationships, and a refreshed understanding of the physical world around us. We'll focus on cooking, gardening, the culture of the table, and other hands-on practices we find life-enriching.

"Brooklyn emanates an energy that can be frenzied, frenetic and crazy-making, but this same effervescence can be channeled into collaborative magic; then, a pocket of quiet calm descends on the city. We felt this sense of surprising tranquility at our meal in the open, lofty Green Building—though we were not subdued, but rather lulled into happy contentment by a perfectly satisfying feast, a sunlit table and a room filled with warm, inspiring souls. The dinner and the social that followed were the whirlwind result of countless hands preparing, chopping, slicing, crafting, wrapping, arranging and, most of all, giving. The open-handedness of those involved in this gathering is what gave the evening a spirit of restful joy." —Features Editor Julie Pointer

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Unfortunately, Issue 4 is currently out of stock. Other issues and subscription options are available here:

The film is produced by Andrew and Carissa Gallo of Sea Chant (, a stoytelling outfit based in Portland, OR.

The music is copyright-protected by Liz Harris of Grouper (, a musician based in Portland, OR. The song is titled " Come Softly (for Daniel D.)"

The motion production is produced by Mitchell Thorson (, a designer based in Washington, D.C.

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  • Marcia Prentice

    When is Kinfolk coming to Los Angeles next? I would DIE to attend one of these fabulous dinner parties!

    by Marcia Prentice

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