Sarah Gambito Recommends...

“When I’m stuck or can’t make headway, I take a step back and reaffirm my commitment to this particular project. Am I really driven this way? Do I have something new to contribute? If yes, I take a few deep breaths to take this in and feel it. I may do a few restorative yoga poses. Child’s pose is so good for embodying humility toward the artistic process. I’ll then maybe cook a simple meal as the physicality of just making can often push my mind forward. Here’s my recipe for roasted potatoes: Slather cut yukon gold potatoes in olive oil and coconut oil. Season with salt, pepper, cumin, and red chili flakes. Bake at 425 degrees for twenty minutes on a foil-covered sheet pan. (Potatoes will steam this way.) Remove foil and bake for another fifteen to twenty minutes.”
—Sarah Gambito, author of Loves You (Persea Books, 2019)