Who comes up with your recipes?
We’re very lucky to have the Bon Appétit test kitchen at our disposal. Healthyish is a small part of Bon Appétit, but a very active part. We have two amazing food editors, Chris and Andy, who are constantly thinking about what’s next on the Healthyish recipe docket, so we put out about five to six original recipes a month.
What is featured on Healthyish aside from recipes?
We’re really curious about what’s going on in the wellness world and we approach everything with a curious eye. We ran a story recently about face gyms—exercising your face in a group class setting. We sent a writer, she tried it, we thought, okay, this is pretty silly. On the other hand, we covered the trend of going to salt caves for respiratory and immune system benefits, and our writer had a great experience and felt rejuvenated and changed. We’re eager to embrace a lot of what’s happening in the wellness world, but we’re also not afraid to be critical.
We’re not nutritionists and we’re not medical experts, so we try to stay away from giving people health advice unless we’re quoting from nutritionists and doctors, but we will fact-check and make sure that our sources are people that we trust.
We’re seeing a lot of people regarding food in a holistic way. What is Healthyish’s position on the topic of food?
That’s a great question. I love seeing food talked about in all of these different arenas—food as beauty, food as medicine, etcetera. I think all of that is really exciting because I love food and I love to have food be a part of many conversations—whether it’s about those topics or about what’s going on in broader culture such as politics.
I think that there’s a place for food in a lot of conversations, but ultimately, I think food is fun, and we want to remind people that cooking is fun and eating is fun and even learning about food is fun. It’s something that we do every day if we are privileged enough to have money and access to good food. We want to approach it with enthusiasm and without a lot of rules and constrictions.