Hello my friends!
Please accept this shorter offering of Sunday reads this week. Please also accept my relentless requests that you cook from my new cookbook Over Easy and join me out in the world for cooking demos and book signings in the next few weeks. Tomorrow (that’s MONDAY March 20th!!) I’ll be chatting with Deb from Smitten Kitchen at Rizzoli Bookstore. I hope you’ll join us because if you don’t, Deb and I will have to drink all the wine spritzers ourselves sitting atop a stack of my cookbook. This wouldn’t be the worst, but it’s just not the way we want things to go down.
In my suitcase for the next few weeks is everything from a puffy jacket to a black bikini. I’m running the spectrum, having watched several hours of packing videos on YouTube. Are you on this packing cube bandwagon? Do you know how many t-shirts you can fit in those things? The answer is: A LOT. The follow-up question though: how many t-shirts does one reeaallllyyy need? (Probably not that many)
Besides brunch, new cookbooks, travel adventures and mixed anxiety and excitement… here’s what else is on my mind:
• This is important for us. Love After Love: Derek Walcott’s Poetic Ode To Being At Home In Ourselves. AMEN, this is really beautiful.
• Here are the two long-reads I’m taking in this weekend: how one man survived in the wilderness for 27 years (me without Instagram for 8 hours?) and the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death (very similar to my cat’s plan for my long travel absence?)
• Finally, honesty about email: Sorry for the delayed response. Responses include… I didn’t know, I was busy, I didn’t feel like it, and I just can’t with you right now/ever.
• Drake just gave us MORE LIFE.
• Edible Manhattan wrote an article on Joy the Baker’s Five Essential Cookbooks. That’s me. I’m Joy the Baker. I won’t refer to myself in the third person often. Not to worry.
• Reaching back to the good ol days: French Onion Soup Sandwiches.
• Sign me right on up: Roasted Rhubarb Scone Sandwiches with Vanilla Bean Glaze.
• “If you really love someone, you want to know what they ate for lunch and dinner without you.” from Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life.
Much more soon. I’ll see you out there in the world!