New foodie website The Food-Life features “food stories” and recipes from tastemakers in industries like fashion, publishing and music. Here, a word with the founders Lauren Levinger and Michael King.

How do fashion and food relate?
Both: Fashion and food are both art forms and people in both industries are constantly trying create
new ideas and concepts. To us, a trip to Barneys is just as exciting as a five course meal.
Fall cocktail?
Lauren: Hot Toddy
Michael: Spiked Soy Hot Chocolate
Go-to hors d’oeuvre?
Lauren: Pigs in a blanket
Michael: Tomato basil bruschetta
Favorite dinner?
Lauren: My mom’s Guamanian food
Michael: My mom’s Chinese cooking
And for dessert?
Lauren: Any kind of cake (chocolate, carrot, pistachio).
Michael: Anything rhubarb and ice cream (soy based only).
Favorite local restaurant?
Lauren: Malatesta Trattoria
Michael: Frankies 457 Spuntino
Best street food?
Lauren: The Treats Truck
Michael: The Arepa Lady
Favorite me more related to a meal?
Lauren: I once stepped on my birthday cake and we ate around it — never been able to live that down.
Michael: Making a four course brunch in order to impress my boyfriend’s mom.