The Dirty Spoon

The Dirty Spoon

is creating The Dirty Spoon Radio Hour & Monthly Online Journal

3

patrons

$13

per month

Stories From The People Who Shape What We Consume

The Dirty Spoon is an online food and beverage journal launched in December of 2013. Founded by Jonathan Ammons, Catherine Campbell, and Katrin Dohse, Dirty Spoon features stories from the chefs, cooks, bakers, bartenders, artists, thinkers, and makers who shape what we consume.

In 2018, the Dirty Spoon debuted the first season of the Dirty Spoon Radio Hour on WPVM, giving makers even more ways to tell their stories through intricately developed audio collages. The Radio Hour has featured work by award-winning authors and essayists, chefs, and bar magnates from around the country, and has found an audience around the world. Our mission is to draw stories from the culture we consume and examine local culinary traditions in the face of global change.  
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Listen to our latest episode:

Past episodes feature celebrated writers plus interviews with acclaimed chefs and beverage industry leaders including James Beard Award winning author Michael Twitty (The Cooking Gene), chef Suzy Phillips (Gypsy Queen Cuisine), PEN Award listed Piper J. Daniels (Ladies Lazarus), Jeffrey Morgenthaler (The Bar Book), and chef William Dissen (named one of America's top sustainable chefs). 

Why we need your support:
The Dirty Spoon Radio Hour is a free monthly show and online journal, but it does cost energy, time and money to make. We're passionate about bringing these stories on the air and to the page. If you like The Dirty Spoon and want to help us keep making it, you can support us through your monthly membership.

Your membership benefits: 
In return for a monthly contribution, depending on your membership tier, you'll receive:
  • Exclusive access to Second Helping shows (extended interviews with our special guests)
  • Gorgeous postcards with illustrations created by artistic director Katrin Dohse
  • A chance to be on our quarterly "Food for Thought" listener-driven show
  • A copy of our forthcoming book, Dirty Spoon Volume 1
  • And other perks as we create them

FYI: upon signing up, you'll be charged immediately for this month, and then charged on the 1st of each following month.


Tiers
Appetizer
$5 or more per month

You're the foundation that makes Dirty Spoon possible, covering our monthly expenses for radio air time, studio production, editorial work and more. 


"Appetizer" members receive a fridge-worthy illustrated thank you card designed by artistic director Katrin Dohse, with a personal message from Dirty Spoon editors Jon Ammons and Catherine Campbell. You'll also receive access to Patreon bonus content. 

Small Plate
$10 or more per month

Your membership helps us spread the word about Dirty Spoon and source our stories and artwork. 


"Small Plate" members receive an illustrated and personalized thank you card, access to all Patreon bonus content, and can submit to our quarterly Food for Thought listener-driven show. (We'll send you the details when you join this level.) 


You'll also receive a digital version of Dirty Spoon, Volume 1 when it's released in 2019! 

Entree
$15 or more per month

"Entree" members are the driving force behind our development of Dirty Spoon as a media company. Your membership directly contributes to our livelihoods and business operations expenses. 


"Entree" members receive an illustrated and personalized thank you card, access to all Patreon bonus content, and can submit to our quarterly Food for Thought listener-driven show. (We'll send you the details when you join this level.) 


You'll also receive the print version of Dirty Spoon, Volume 1 when it's released in 2019! 

Dessert
$25 or more per month only 20 left

"Dessert" members help make our dream possible: allowing us to focus completely on Dirty Spoon. 


"Dessert" members receive an illustrated and personalized thank you card, access to all Patreon bonus content, and can submit to our quarterly Food for Thought listener-driven show. (We'll send you the details when you join this level.) You'll receive the print version of Dirty Spoon, Volume 1 when it's released in 2019! 


You'll also receive an invitation to join us at an intimate annual dinner in Asheville, led by an amazing local chef, with readings from past Dirty Spoon contributors and delicious food and cocktails. The culinary team and venue change each year. 

Goals
$13 of $500 per month
Dirty Spoon Volume 1 goes to print!
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Stories From The People Who Shape What We Consume

The Dirty Spoon is an online food and beverage journal launched in December of 2013. Founded by Jonathan Ammons, Catherine Campbell, and Katrin Dohse, Dirty Spoon features stories from the chefs, cooks, bakers, bartenders, artists, thinkers, and makers who shape what we consume.

In 2018, the Dirty Spoon debuted the first season of the Dirty Spoon Radio Hour on WPVM, giving makers even more ways to tell their stories through intricately developed audio collages. The Radio Hour has featured work by award-winning authors and essayists, chefs, and bar magnates from around the country, and has found an audience around the world. Our mission is to draw stories from the culture we consume and examine local culinary traditions in the face of global change.  
                                                     ----------

Listen to our latest episode:

Past episodes feature celebrated writers plus interviews with acclaimed chefs and beverage industry leaders including James Beard Award winning author Michael Twitty (The Cooking Gene), chef Suzy Phillips (Gypsy Queen Cuisine), PEN Award listed Piper J. Daniels (Ladies Lazarus), Jeffrey Morgenthaler (The Bar Book), and chef William Dissen (named one of America's top sustainable chefs). 

Why we need your support:
The Dirty Spoon Radio Hour is a free monthly show and online journal, but it does cost energy, time and money to make. We're passionate about bringing these stories on the air and to the page. If you like The Dirty Spoon and want to help us keep making it, you can support us through your monthly membership.

Your membership benefits: 
In return for a monthly contribution, depending on your membership tier, you'll receive:
  • Exclusive access to Second Helping shows (extended interviews with our special guests)
  • Gorgeous postcards with illustrations created by artistic director Katrin Dohse
  • A chance to be on our quarterly "Food for Thought" listener-driven show
  • A copy of our forthcoming book, Dirty Spoon Volume 1
  • And other perks as we create them

FYI: upon signing up, you'll be charged immediately for this month, and then charged on the 1st of each following month.


Recent posts by The Dirty Spoon

Tiers
Appetizer
$5 or more per month

You're the foundation that makes Dirty Spoon possible, covering our monthly expenses for radio air time, studio production, editorial work and more. 


"Appetizer" members receive a fridge-worthy illustrated thank you card designed by artistic director Katrin Dohse, with a personal message from Dirty Spoon editors Jon Ammons and Catherine Campbell. You'll also receive access to Patreon bonus content. 

Small Plate
$10 or more per month

Your membership helps us spread the word about Dirty Spoon and source our stories and artwork. 


"Small Plate" members receive an illustrated and personalized thank you card, access to all Patreon bonus content, and can submit to our quarterly Food for Thought listener-driven show. (We'll send you the details when you join this level.) 


You'll also receive a digital version of Dirty Spoon, Volume 1 when it's released in 2019! 

Entree
$15 or more per month

"Entree" members are the driving force behind our development of Dirty Spoon as a media company. Your membership directly contributes to our livelihoods and business operations expenses. 


"Entree" members receive an illustrated and personalized thank you card, access to all Patreon bonus content, and can submit to our quarterly Food for Thought listener-driven show. (We'll send you the details when you join this level.) 


You'll also receive the print version of Dirty Spoon, Volume 1 when it's released in 2019! 

Dessert
$25 or more per month only 20 left

"Dessert" members help make our dream possible: allowing us to focus completely on Dirty Spoon. 


"Dessert" members receive an illustrated and personalized thank you card, access to all Patreon bonus content, and can submit to our quarterly Food for Thought listener-driven show. (We'll send you the details when you join this level.) You'll receive the print version of Dirty Spoon, Volume 1 when it's released in 2019! 


You'll also receive an invitation to join us at an intimate annual dinner in Asheville, led by an amazing local chef, with readings from past Dirty Spoon contributors and delicious food and cocktails. The culinary team and venue change each year.