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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. 

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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 a Dirty Spoon t-shirt.

You'll also receive a digital version of Dirty Spoon, Volume 1 when it's released in 2020! 

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"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! 




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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.  

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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), Top Chef finalist Chris Scott (Birdman), award-winning chef William Dissen (Market Place, Haymaker), Suzy Phillips (Gypsy Queen Cuisine), Meredith Leigh (Ethical Meat Handbook), Ronni Lundy (Victuals), Travis Milton, PEN Award nominated Piper J. Daniels (Ladies Lazarus), and Jeffrey Morgenthaler (The Bar Book). 

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:
  • Gorgeous postcards with illustrations created by artistic director Katrin Dohse
  • A copy of our forthcoming book, Dirty Spoon Volume 1
  • A Dirty Spoon T-shirt
  • 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.

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