Put A Egg On It is an irreverent digest-sized art and literary magazine printed on green paper out of New York City. It’s about food, cooking and the communal joys of eating with friends and family. The magazine features personal essays, cooking tips, photo essays of dinner parties and special art projects. Every issue also includes a themed recipe section.
Put A Egg On It was founded in 2008, a forerunner in the indie food magazine explosion. The magazine is inspired by the DIY photocopied music fanzines of the late 80s and early 90s, and eschews the aspirational nature of conventional food magazines in favor of a more documentarian and culturally inclusive approach. Rather than traditional food writing, contributors to Put A Egg On It include fiction writers, poets, musicians and artists writing about their own experiences. The recipes collected in each issue are gathered from chefs, artists, grandmothers and friends, each telling the story around the creation of a dish.