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Sarah Keogh talks eggs

Last week I spotlighted the new zine Put A Egg On It. This week I caught up with one of the creators, Sarah Keough, to talk about the project.

Why did you start Put A Egg On It?

We wanted to make a magazine together and figured there were already plenty featuring photographs of scantily clad gentlemen so we chose our other favorite topic: food. We were also interested in having fun and creating something with the same kind of feeling as the dinner parties we have with our friends.

How did you come up with the name?

I have a friend who will take home his (or his dining companion’s) leftovers, no matter how small the portion and he always says “Oh no problem, I’ll take that home, put a egg on it!” We named the magazine after him and the spirit of taking whatever you’ve got and making something delicious/fancy/awesome/exciting out of it.

How did you and Ralph McGinnis, the zine’s other creator, meet?

Ralph and I met in college in a terrible philosophy class. We worked on the school magazine together, got in trouble over our sex issue and jaunted fabulously off to Los Angeles where our film careers exploded.

What are your favorite zines?

Scam, Doris, Burn Collector, BUTT, Cometbus, Search and Destroy

Biggest challenge to publishing a zine?

Getting your contributors to get their stuff to you in a timely manner.

What was the experience using Kickstarter like?

Exciting, nerve-wracking. Amazing that we got such great support from friends, family and perfect strangers.

What’s your favorite recipe?

I am currently obsessed with this: sauté an onion with some curry powder. Add a can of pigeon peas and a can of coconut milk. Simmer for a while. Add some chopped up jalapeño and lime and salt and pepper.

In this day of blogs and social networks, why did you decide to actually print something?

Go buy a copy of Egg, feel the paper and smell the ink and you’ll have your answer.

What’s the best thing to put an egg on?

Says Ralph, a hamburger. Says me, brunch pizza!