Black Lives Matter. We at Food52 are devastated by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Dreasjon Reed, and so many others. We stand in solidarity with the Black community, and we hope that this coverage will serve as a helpful and important resource to further antiracism work in our community.
This line from Wilson’s 2017 piece for VICE called to mind a company value: “We save everyone a seat.” This past winter, we spent some time as a team revisiting and renaming our guiding principles. But perhaps, in the same way that the abbreviation “DEI” can feel wrong, unsuitably small, there’s importance in taking a moment to unpack that promise we made as a company. In other words—once everyone is seated, what happens next?