on hand is a newsletter about food and drink.

on hand takes readers on explorations of the vast world of food and drink through interviews, recipes, and stories featuring boundary-pushing brands, iconic food makers, and original recipes.

on hand is an independent newsletter and most issues are free, but paid subscribers help support this publication! In exchange for your paid subscription ($5/month or $50/year), you’ll get additional recipes from the very interesting chefs, cookbook authors, and other culinary humans I speak with.

What you can expect:

  • Free subscribers: Interviews, stories, and recipes. Plus, a selection of links and other fun information I think is worth sharing.

  • Paying subscribers: Weekly interviews, stories, recipes, and subscriber-only content. Plus, a selection of links and other fun information I think is worth sharing. $1 (per month for monthly, per year for yearly and founding subscribers) donated to World Central Kitchen. You will also have my eternal thanks.

Brianna Plaza | the human behind this newsletter

I am Brooklyn-based writer with a deep interest in food and cooking. In 2021, I started this newsletter and have had a great time meeting a whole host of interesting folks across the food and drink world.

friends of on hand:

Peter Lacovara | sometimes editor

Peter isn’t an editor in any professional capacity, but he often edits my writing because I need a second set of eyes. I’ve known Peter for years and he’s basically a brother at this point. He’s based in the Bay Area where he frequently overindulges in all the city has to offer and travels whenever his schedule/pandemics allow him.

Amanda Jennings | designer

Amanda and I used to work together a few jobs ago and she remains one of my closest friends, and she designed the branding for on hand. She is based in Brooklyn where she frequents local restaurants and hangs out with her Frenchie, Lady.

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