ORIGINS Whetstone was started by Stephen Satterfield in San Francisco, CA. The origins of the project began as a continuation of a food media project called, Nopalize, which he helped create while managing at Nopa Restaurant. We are a remote team with contributors in various parts of the world.
ORIGIN FORAGING We talk about origin a lot. Most often, our point of view on food is rooted in historical and anthropological foundation. Humans have always told stories of origin. When we don't know where something comes from, these stories provide meaning and context. In the fall of 2015, we began production on a new kind of publication, one that you can read or watch, that helps provide meaning and context about the things we eat and drink.
We are in the midst of a global food revolution. Aptitude and interest in food culture have never been higher. We were not seeing this new consciousness reflected in food media, so we decided to become the brand we desired. The archetype of the American Food Movement is sourcing. Behind everything we eat and drink, there are intertwining connections, yet between - (agri)culture, history, and politics - a disconnect lingers. Follow us, as we go #originforaging