Annelies Zijderveld is the author of Steeped: Recipes Infused with Tea, selected by the Los Angeles Times as one of their favorite cookbooks in 2015. She writes about food, culture, and the arts with work appearing in PASTE, Edible East Bay, the Kitchn, and San Francisco Classical Voice with photography appearing in the Los Angeles Times and other publications. Her poetry appears or is forthcoming in Ethel Zine, the Racket Reading Series Quarantine Journal, and Alexandria Quarterly. She recently joined the board for the International Association of Culinary Professionals and as contributing editor for Harpy Hybrid Review. In 2017, IACP selected her as volunteer of the year. She holds an MFA in poetry from New England College and a BA in Journalism from Southern Methodist University. She teaches cooking classes around the Bay area and lives in Oakland. Find her online at @anneliesz.
Content by Annelies Zijderveld
It’s the End of the World as We Know It: The Amateurs Offers a Glimpse of Life After the Apocalypse
BY Annelies Zijderveld
How do you start over when the world ends? There doesn’t have to be an apocalypse for life as you know it to tilt. These days, we wake up to headlines that read from a dystopian novel. And The Amateurs, the debut novel by Liz Harmer, has something to say to those who shelter in place about staying put, about love, and also about letting go.