Hi friends! Look at us having a Sunday!
I’ve been in Nashville this week, mostly cozied up in a house trying my very best to write a cookbook about Brunch. In between the brainstorming and typing I’ve eaten ALL the things in Nashville. I smell like barbecue, and coffee, and tacos. If you’re repulsed and concerned… don’t worry, I’m doing it right.
Thank you to all of you who came to my book signing at Parnassus Books. Meeting you really is the highlight of anything I do. I adore you.
Here’s our week on the Internet:
• Time Magazine’s Person of the Year: Ebola Fighters. Read this.
• I Can’t Be Forgiven for Abu Ghraib: the torture report reminds us of what America was.
• Louisiana’s Moon Shot. The coastline is disappearing, but will $50 billion save it?
• It’s that time of year. Round-up, reminiscing, and that reverent thing we do at the end of a year. 2014: Year in Photographs January – April
• As someone who has worked both front and back of house in restaurants, I must say I’m throwing up some Hallelujah hands for this one: Los Angeles restaurant adds industry’s first Kitchen Gratuity line to checks. I hope the dishwashers are in on the back of house tip-pooling. Real heroes.
• The most annoying types of airline passengers. Don’t you dare bring that fried chicken on the plane unless you plan on sharing with me.
• Excuse Me While I Kiss This Guy. Let’s talk about how we hear things. Mondegreen is the phenomenon of mishearing phrases to make sense in your head. I’m a PRO.
• The Pilots of Instagram. Um… you guys? I’m going to need to you to focus. Please. FOR REAL.
• How I Tried To Lose A Guy In 10 Days. 100% all-the-way ridiculous.
• I know everyone is obsessed with the Serial Podcast, but let’s not forget that Uhh Yeah Dude is actually the best podcast there is.
• Baking = Therapy. Who you tellin’?
• Ladies be dressing. The good. The bad. The not so pretty.
• Did you take a moment to wish Taylor Swift a happy birthday? So it’s gonna be forever / Or it’s gonna go down in flames.
The Queen of Dreaming
Cooking is my way to calm my anxiety crisis without taking any kind of drug, I really believe in the cooking power!
I was not going to comment, because all I have to say is: Love these Sunday posts. And you probably get that a lot, so nothing new there. But then I decided that nobody can get too much love???? (Dostoyevsky might disagree but never mind.
We adore you too.
Can’t wait for the new Brunch book and love bbq, tacos and coffee. Good Sunday thoughts.
Happy Sunday Joy – those Atlantic images are very moving… and sad.
Joy: I made your peppermint, pretzel, marshmallow fudge today, and was so disappointed as it didn’t set up properly. It never got completely solid, and I followed your recipe to the letter. I had a candy thermometer and I know it got up to 234 degrees. It tastes good, it just isn’t hard enough. What is the most likely cause of this? Thank you!
I love Uhh Yeah Dude, those guys are so great! I have definitely jumped on the Serial bandwagon though, can’t wait for the last episode.
Love it Joy! Enjoy Nashville!!
Good luck with the book! I’d love some tacos and coffee right now. Maybe not together but not too far apart. Happy Sunday!
Good luck with the newest book! And cooking and baking is always like therapy to me, it’s about time that was acknowledged elsewhere.
Thanks for the heads up on the podcast. I’m a huge podcast listener but haven’t heard of this one. I’ve added it to my list.
I am hoping to receive Homemade Decadence this holiday season! If not, I will buy it (I would have already but I am a poor medical school student). Either way, I’m pretty excited. I will be gifting your vanilla cookies with the rainbow sprinkles.
I absolutely take some Dooky Chase fried chicken on the plane with me when I’m leaving New Orleans and I will not apologize. For such an amazing food city, the airport options are dismal and fried chicken still tastes great cold! Other people should plan better, then they won’t have to hate on my meal!
Cooking and baking have always been so relaxing to me. They help me think! I’m someone who likes order, lists, etc. (cough, Shutterbean, cough) and just dropping everything else to follow a recipe to the letter is really kind of calming. Amen!
I’m curious. Are your new kitchen and your appliances larger than your California kitchen? Love your cookbooks!