Happy Friday, friends! I hope it’s been a good week and that the weekend is even better.
For my part, I’ll be going through the second pass edits (getting close) of the Marc Forgione cookbook, writing, testing recipes, and editing, and seeing a couple of friends in between. We’re trying to make some progress with our smallish kitchen renovations – hopefully we can move forward with it early next week (there are a lot of permits and whatnot we have to obtain first, find contractors, review plans). I’m also hoping to do sit down and read some new cookbooks on my shelf: Pok Pok, Ottolenghi, and Cook’s Illustrated Baking Book – before I cook from new books I like to read them through. Do you do that too, or do you just dive right in and find a recipe to make?
Whatever your plans are this weekend (and a long weekend for some of you!), I hope you get some rest and fun in the next few days.
The smarter you are, the stupider you are. Interesting.
Stunning, beautiful, and sad – hard to describe unless you click and read through, but very much worth your time.
How insurers are hiding Obamacare benefits from customers. If your insurance is canceling your plan and offering you a far more expensive one, this is a must read. There are other options.
Time Magazine’s Gods of Food list contains no women and it’s causing an outrage. It is, I agree, disappointing, but only if we endow Time Magazine with the notion that their list holds water. Folks, let’s make another, more inclusive, more comprehensive list – I know we can. Time Magazine, your credibility is at stake, and while no one expect you to pick a list that pleases the masses, I can’t imagine that not a single woman made it through based on influence and merit. Also, that bit about Barbara Lynch staying in Boston (and having not much influence because she was local) was obnoxious. She is cooking in her city, a city she loves, and keeping everything in close range allows her to be present in all of her restaurants, something international chefs cannot do.
Remember Harry Rosen, the 103-year old man who dines out nightly and was recently profiled in the New York Times? GQ’s Alan Richman takes him to Eleven Madison Park and it is a moving, poignant piece very much worth reading.
And one last one… Marc Forgione talking to Fast Company on innovating on the every day.