Wasted Ink Zine Distro ladles out pandemic comforts with new zine dedicated to soup

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Monday, January 17, 2022 - 1:22pm

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Soup for my Family zine
Wasted Ink Zine Distro
The cover of “Soup for my Family,” the upcoming zine from Charissa Lucille

Historically, soup hasn’t been a particularly big sell here in Phoenix. The weather window for it is simply way too narrow. But a pandemic changes things. And with the new omicron variant, lots of people are sick at home and looking for comfort food.

Charissa Lucille owns Wasted Ink Zine Distro in Phoenix, and they have been coping during the pandemic by staying home and making soup every Wednesday and documenting it on their Instagram (and dropping off a fair share with sick friends).

The Show spoke with them to learn about what makes for a good bowl of soup and about their forthcoming zine on the topic.

brothy beans with kimchi and squash soup
@onlysoop Instagram
Charissa Lucille’s version of brothy beans with kimchi and squash soup, from a Bon Appetit recipe.

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