Mark Firla: “We want to make sure that people understand that there’s no stigma, that this is something that we’re happy to do and we want to make use of. That we care about each other, and we want to make sure—not only that the kid’s not hungry, but that parents have less to worry about.” Lucy Gellman Photo.
The first "Stir The Pot" also included a discussion of Mikki Halpin’s “Practical Activism: If You Want To Do Something, Don’t Do Everything.” The essay is in Julia Turshen’s Feed The Resistance . Thomas Breen Photo.
Nelson at the James Beard House dinner earlier this fall. A one-woman army, she was tasked with appetizers and cocktails. Copyright Clay Williams for the New York Times, with permission from the photographer.