We believe that food is something that brings people together. Everyone has a story to tell, and more often than not, food is involved. Remedy Quarterly gives people, whether professional food writers or top-notch grandmas, a place to share their stories and recipes, much like the community cookbooks that inspired us. Each issue has a theme and comes packed with stories and each of those comes with a recipe; most are delicious, some are hilarious. Plus you’ll find interviews with interesting and inspiring people in the food world, tips and happy hour recipes.
Remedy Quarterly History
Remedy Quarterly started after a Cambridge crossing guard passed on a cold remedy. That passing of information—a tried and true remedy—sparked an idea. Everyone has a perfect remedy or favorite recipe that’s meaningful to them—perhaps it’s been in the family for years or its the first recipe that you successfully made. Whatever it is, we decided there should be a printed medium, similar to the community cookbooks that our grandmother’s contributed to, for people to share those memories, and of course the recipes and remedies too! Original founders, Kelly Carámbula, Aaron Carámbula, Jillian Bergman and Ari Bergman put their heads together and came up with a quarterly magazine, Remedy Quarterly—Stories of Food, Recipes for Feeling Good. Our thinking was that a good meal (or even just a bite of something) is indeed a remedy— it soothes us after a hard day’s work, brings life to a party and is the basis for what makes us happy.
In November 2009, with our idea in tact and a mock-up ready to show the world, we put Remedy Quarterly up a new website, Kickstarter.com. In the 30 days it was up, we realized that we weren’t the only people who liked our idea—we raised over two and half times our goal. Within a month we had our first issue printed (along with a bunch of other goodies) and sent our very first issue to our subscribers.
In mid 2010, Kelly Carámbula took over all operations making Remedy a one-woman operation. She continues to lead Remedy Quarterly as the publisher, editor and designer, seeking to ensure that it stays true to the original goal of sharing food memories and the recipes that inspired them while growing both the magazine and the brand.
In January 2013, Remedy Quarterly packed up it’s Brooklyn headquarters and headed out west to an equally food loving city, San Francisco. We are thrilled to explore SF and bring new inspiration to Remedy Quarterly from the West coast.
Remedy Quarterly is an independently published food magazine that’s crafted with care by founder and designer Kelly Carámbula in San Francisco, CA. It’s a printed magazine, something tangible and curl-up-withable. Don’t get us wrong, we love online magazines, but there’s nothing like the real thing. Each issue is 8.5″ by 5.5″ with 100% content, no ads! It’s printed in 2-color offset, not unlike the old community cookbooks that inspired us—not digital/on-demand/laser printing. It will eventually weather and get that vintage book smell so that future generations can discover and indulge, too.
Remedy is printed on 100% post-consumer recycled FSC certified paper by the Prolific Group.
Issues 1-8 are 48-pages and printed using 2-color offset (which change with each issue). Issue 9 and on are 64-pages and continue to use 2-color offset with a 16-page full-color insert.
Do you have an online version of Remedy Quarterly?
Nope. We want Remedy Quarterly to be something tangible—something that helps you slow down in this fast-paced culture. Plus we love printed books and magazines.
Can I publish my story in Remedy Quarterly?
We’re always looking for new contributors. If you have an idea you’d like to share, check out our contribute page, where you’ll find our upcoming themes and requirements.
How do I stock Remedy Quarterly in my shop?
Will you ever reprint issues that are sold out?
Unfortunately there are no plans to at this time.
Can I order a subscription as a gift?
You’re so kind! And yes, of course. Just email us and let us know or enter the recipient’s address in the notes/comments section at checkout. We’ll make sure it gets to them safe and sound.
What’s you’re favorite issue?
That’s like asking to choose your favorite child—I love them all!