Author: carrie sarah kaufman

Seasonal and Sensual Cakes: A Conversation with Joey Pham of Flavor Supreme

Joey Pham is “the cake zaddy, tarot reader, and spiritual coach behind Flavor Supreme. Their different, but interconnected mediums are ways they have conversations around sustainability and spirituality.”  I was introduced to their baking in 2019, when a dear friend called me and told me to clear my calendar for a specific date, two months in the future, because she would be bringing over a butternut squash cake with orange curd, pepitas, thyme, and edible flowers made by Joey Pham. We centered a joyful afternoon around that amazing cake, and I loved the way that all of it felt like so much more than just cake as a treat. It was a date, an experience, and special occasion. The cake was so clearly full of love and intention.  I started following @flavorsupreme on Instagram and have been both educated and delighted by their work continually since. In this interview conducted over emails, Joey and I discuss their inspirations and approach, magical connections, values, and how they cultivate the perfect energy for creating. Gratitude to Joey for providing this window into their practice. …

Mine: Poems by Carrie Kaufman

Body (January 2020)To carry meTo lift and transfer Use your core not your armsI always say.Take the weight of my body As if it was yours‘Cause I cannot hold it, Help carry it please. I was told that it’s helpfulTo visualize that you are pregnant with me.Hold me close to your middle But move us as one How exhausting are these exchanges of weight.I’m holding what’s held in your body as wellWhen we touch,When you help,It’s a transfer. A lesson (November 2020)I need to be more than a lessonYou learned. More than Magical sex A window to see possibility thruA reminder to be thoughtful  Visibly deviant Emotionally convenientI am not what you thought:Easy to leave behindToo hard to take care ofI do not haveThe most resilient heart. You mistook me for a fantasy butInhaling in syncWe were as real As the candlelight warming the room Which one of us did you soothe When you said i was strong? What did you get out of holding me? Somatics (September 2020)My body floats in a limboI hover awkwardly above ground in my dreams Never knowing “comfortable” in waking lifeI …