Hello, friends. Welcome to another one of those things called Sunday. Maybe you’re headed out apple picking or going to catch snakes… whatever it is festive people do in the Fall, I hope you’re enthusiastically doing it.
This week I was in Los Angeles for a few days and several hours working and lunching (like a lady, with wine and pizza), but the days have brought me back to New Orleans where I’m hustling hard and testing poached eggs for the Brunch cookbook like a stone-cold maniac. If you need any eggs, sorry. I’ve purchased them all. Apparently I’m trying to re-invent the wheel (the egg, actually)… so I need all of them.
The Internet was as full as ever this week. Here’s the good stuff:
• How can we live free lives with all of our information, all of our money, all of our searches, everything ever… online? If you’re not paranoid, you’re crazy. Please pass the tin foil.
• We’re part of the re-thinking and re-writing of recipes. We’re thinking about recipes differently. We’re cooking from the Internet. We’re more flexible and free. Written Recipes Undergo a Makeover.
• Why Mom and Dad Sounds So Similar In So Many Different Languages. Spoiler alert: because our baby-mouths are shaped the same way, and that’s pretty cool (because we’re fascinated with ourselves).
• I started this article thinking… knowing.. absolutely certain that I’d only get through the first paragraph before being mildly irritated enough to click away. (I realize I sound like a jerk.. the Internet is a fickle place), but I was fascinated beginning to end: The Curious Afterlife of Terrance Trent D’Arby
• Danny Meyer and the no tipping restaurant. Forward thinking for the food industry. Let’s do it.
• Are you watching the baseball playoffs? They’ve been pretty great. Here’s a major highlight… in case you want to look sporty when you’re not really very sporty at all. Here’s something you should know about baseball playoffs.
• Miranda July writes about her Very Revealing Conversation with Rhianna.
• How To Be Good With Kids. Other people’s kids. When you have no kids. Be prepared to have a shit time. Because… yea. (Thanks for the link Jessica. I like your children so very much and that’s not even pretend.)
• You’re not Jennifer Anniston, and 9 other things your hairstylist wants you to know.
• 40 Things to do in New Orleans for less than $10. What we’re trying to tell you is, stay off Bourbon St, ride the street car, and go to the park.
• Sausage and Mushroom Risotto because I’m not kidding when I say this is one of the best things I’ve ever made.
• Aimee from Simple Bites made Lots of Autumn Pesto. Hint: so should we all. (Similar to Battlestar Galactica’s ‘so say we all’, but this isn’t the apocalypse and we aren’t in space with Edward James Olmos. Captain Adama!!!!) (That really got away from me.)
Have a very happy day!