Rhia Cook is the editor and designer of Potluck Zine, an independently published magazine that celebrates personal stories of cooking, eating, and sharing food. Her piece brings together her skills in writing, collage, page layouts and—naturally—making food to create a mini-zine inspired by the icebreaker questions we use to ease into each Amps Breakfast.
“I love the ice-breaker questions asked at the beginning of every Amps Breakfast, so I made a mini-zine that celebrates them, the seemingly random but deeply personal answers they generate, and the sense of connection it gives me to the other Amps. Since Amps Breakfast is virtual at the moment, I also included a recipe for a chocolate cake that I would love to share if we did gather in the same room, because cake is a pretty good ice breaker too.”
You ask us “What’s your favourite sound?”
And I think
John says “The tippy tap of rain on a window”
And I nod my agreement
Steven and Adam say “The sizzle of bacon in a hot pan”
And I smile
Sarah says “The glug-glug-glug of wine into a glass”
And I laugh
You ask me “What’s my favourite sound?”
And I could say the clink of a paintbrush on the side of an ink bottle
Or catching the murmurs of someone singing to themselves
But my favourite sound is hearing your favourite sounds
Coffee in hand on a Tuesday morning
For the icing:
This recipe is an adapted, slightly simplified version of Raveet Gill’s Lazy Chocolate Cake from her book Sugar, I Love You.
To mark the two year milestone of meeting online each week since March 2020, we asked some Amps to create a piece of work that both reflects their practice and celebrates building community, forming connections, and the joy of Amps Breakfast!
This blog is one of several celebrating Two Years of Virtual Amps Breakfasts. Breakfast is a weekly opportunity that brings together supporters of Creative Dundee’s Amps network to chat and connect. New faces are always welcome—join Amps and come along!
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