We are a couple of guys who engage with food on a number of levels. Individually we have cooked for a living and for our families, in nearby kitchens and abroad. We have worked for health organizations, managed a farmers market, and taught classes—in colleges, elementary schools, and soup kitchens. We are as interested in complicated things like food and race, as we are in the simple goodness of molasses butter spread on a warm sweet potato biscuit. We aspire to be incredible cooks, but also much more.