The Vice editor and cooking newsletter scribe loves Selling Sunset but there's so much more to it
elcome to the Downtime Chilling Q&A, where talk to some of our favorite cultural writers about just about anything you can experience in your Jambys. Today we are talking with Kate Dries, who edits Vice and writes a great cooking newsletter.
What's the best new thing you've found streaming recently?
Selling Sunset, of course
What's the best older show/movie you've picked up recently and loved?
This Old House
What's your most watched movie of all time?
Waiting for Guffman
Is there an organization or cause you're supporting right now that deserves more attention? If so, what is it and how does one get involved?
My newsletter (favoritechicken.substack.com) has an optional donation tier, and all the money from it goes to a different food-related organization each month. This round, all the money will go to the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund, which helps provide food to Native American families, a population that has been extremely hard hit by the pandemic. You can donate here.
You've got two hours to kill at home. What do you reach for?
These days, my Switch, so I can check in on my Animal Crossing island
What's been your most played song during quarantine, and why?
"People I've Been Sad" by Christine and the Queens, because it makes me feel anything but what the song sounds like it's about
What's been your best quarantine purchase?
Girlfriend Collective bike shorts
What's the best thing you've read during quarantine?
I was basically paralyzed and unable to read for a few months, but I'm easing back into it, and have been enjoying Big Friendship by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, and All Adults Here by Emma Staub.
Have you developed a new hobby during quarantine? If so, what is it?
Gaming :) I took what used to be a problem—being obsessive—and turned it into an asset, by deciding to get back into The Sims for the first time since I was 13
Are you working out at home? What's your go-to home quarantine workout strategy?
When at home, I do various YouTube yoga videos. But mostly trying to bike as much as possible.
What's the item of clothing (besides Jambys, of course), you've worn most during quarantine?
What's your most-frequently made recipe?
Anything involving hummus
What's the book you recommend over and over?
Blood, Bones, & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton. Read it when you're eating though.
You can re-watch one show for the first time again fresh. What is it and why?
Party Down, because it's absolutely perfect, and watching it for the zillionth time doesn't even bother me
What do you drink when you're at home most often? (Can be alcoholic, non-alcoholic, or even vessel-specific, if you drink water out of the same massive cup or something)
Box white wine—the good stuff—out of former sake cups with pandas on them
What's the riskiest place you've taken your Jambys?
The corner bodega
What's your average screen time during quarantine? What app have you used the most, and why?
I will absolutely not be checking this, thank you very much
What's your favorite Reddit thread of all time?
What's your personality in your main groupchat?
What did you think when you first heard about Jambys?
What's your dream Jambys product?
What's the high school English book you think is actually worth re-reading?
What's your dream Jambys color?