Hiya, Merely Recipes neighborhood,

Our workforce has spent this previous week pondering by means of our response to the current occasions, speaking with our employees and contributors, and reflecting on our personal actions right here on Merely Recipes — previous, current, and future. We wished to make sure we had been actually responding and never simply reacting. 

I’m unsure for those who all know, however our workforce is definitely distant, working from all throughout the nation. A few of us have youngsters, some don’t. We don’t all share the identical political views or cultural persuasions. However all of us deeply consider black lives matter, and we stand in solidarity with these protesting the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade and numerous others.

However in fact, saying we consider that black lives matter is one factor. Performing and displaying up is the place the true work is available in. Listed here are our commitments:

  • We’re happy with the various group of writers now we have dropped at Merely Recipes over the previous a number of years. Nonetheless, this week we realized that we might be doing extra to focus on our writing workforce, and to make them extra seen on the location. We decide to doing higher in coming months, beginning with featured interviews and Instagram introductions. 
  • In taking a look at our full-time and part-time workforce, the dearth of individuals of coloration is clear. We now have been very conscious of this, and we decide to actively search extra variety sooner or later. An instantaneous motion merchandise is to start creating an internship program geared towards individuals of coloration who’re fascinated with studying about meals media, promoting, and communications.
  • As a workforce, we’re making a donation to Marketing campaign Zero, a company devoted to ending police violence.
  • Edited so as to add: We decide to following up on these motion gadgets in three months.

As at all times, we’d love to listen to from you as we transfer ahead with the recipes and tales which have grow to be part of your loved ones through the years. In listening to you, we are able to proceed to be taught, interact, and join — in any case, isn’t that what gathering across the desk is all about? 

Thanks for being a valued member of our neighborhood. We wouldn’t be right here with out you. 

~ Emma Christensen, Editor in Chief

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Emma Christensen

Emma Christensen is the Editor-in-Chief of Merely Recipes, and has over 10 years of expertise creating meals and content material for net and print. She was previously the recipe editor for The Kitchn and is the writer of three books on home-brewing, True Brews, Brew Higher Beer, and Trendy Cider. Emma is a graduate of The Cambridge College for Culinary Arts and Bryn Mawr Faculty. She lives in San Jose, California.

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