Good morning Good morning! Happy Sunday!
This week found me in Seattle, all up in my sister’s ice cream kitchen. In Portland, eating some of the best pasta I’ve had in a great while. In San Francisco taking a bike tour around the Mission District and hanging with my MAJ Tracy. And… in Los Angeles, sleeping in my high school bed. It’s been filling and fun, exhausting, and I can’t seem to leave an Airbnb or city without accidentally leaving something behind. RIP to the forgotten travel shampoo, toothbrush, and computer charger. All of you who have come out to my demos and book signings (I’m especially talking about you ride or die Portland folks)… you’ve filled my heart completely. I thank you and I hope big brunches are in your future.
Here’s some reading for your weekend. You know how we do:
• Here are the things us bakers know well in our hearts and but may not always materialize into words: Why it feels so good to bake.
• Real talk: every month I have a … WAIT please HOW DO I DEAL WITH THIS… moment about my body and its lady functions. Raise your hands if you wore pads for way too long.
• Pay attention: Could Michael Flynn turn on Donald Trump?
• It’s not generally my practice to concern myself with what millennial men want, but this is an interesting read: Do Millennial Men Want Stay-At-Home Wives. Ok, so who is writing the companion piece: Do Millennial Women Care What Millennial Men Want Or Can They Just Live Their Lives… ok great.
• Lawn to Earth: in Los Angeles, the landscape of front lawns has changed dramatically. There’s just no water for green green status-grass. Here’s what that change looks like.
• Science says it’s fine / we’re fine. People who talk to their pets, plants, and cars are actually totally normal. Ok follow-up question: What if you talk FOR your pets, plants, and cars?… because I’ve had full on conversations using my voice and my voice for Tron. As I type that out I realize it’s not normal… ok got it.
• A Cozy Kitchen made the Overnight Beignets with Strawberry Powdered Sugar from my book Over Easy! Shutterbean made the Breakfast Sausage Pretzel Rolls! and Smitten Kitchen made Cornbread Waffles!
• The best way to incorporate a vegetable into a cinnamon roll: Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls
• I’m still hopping around the country signing books and it’s really so great to meet all of your who have some out so far! I’ve added a Philly signing to the list! I’ll be at Head House Books in Philadelphia on Sunday April 9th! You’ll find more dates and cities, here!
• If you bought Over Easy on Amazon and have feelings about it- any kind of feelings… you could review the book! Your review would probably be better / more helpful that the woman who gave the book three stars after looking at another reviewer’s screenshots of the book. So… you know… the Internet is great.
• Can I work this dress all Summer 17?
• I bought this book used. It feels like someone put some love into it and I’m saving it as my summer read. As Always, Julia: the letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto.
I hope your Sunday is feel-good!
I see how great you are.
Pictured above is The Women’s Building, San Francisco.
That pad article is spot-on!! I thought I was the only one who wore them for way… too… long!!
I TOTALLY have a voice for my dog, and sometimes she and I have conversations, me in my voice, then me in the Lucy voice. Completely normal. Completely, I say.
Ron Finley talks about the water and the stupdity of the City of LA and their rules regarding the lawns.
The film, “Can You Dig This” and hid TED talks are truely an inspiration.
I love the book! The dress is gorgeous. Not sure I could pull it off though.
That ‘pads all the way piece’ is super interesting. I’m pretty sure that stigma was there when I was in high school about 8 years ago and its still there as an adult. It feels like pads are considered the stabilisers of periods – once you get going and know the drill you *should* be switching to tampons. What a strange world we live in!
Sidenote: Is there a UK edition of Over Easy or is it the same book? (eg cups converted to grams) I was just wondering as it isn’t out here yet and I’m desperate to get it and might just get it shipped over from the US instead!
It would be the same book. I don’t think there’s a different version.
Joy, I just ordered your book yesterday (and received it today—woohoo!). This has so many recipes that are simple, elegant, and even practical for everyday consumption. You even included great dishes for my 7 year old! You, chica, are legit. I’m up in Bellingham, WA, but is there any chance I could send my copy to you to sign? I’d include postage for you to send back!
is that a dress or a shower curtain? ack!
I mean… you ask a fair question.
Sweet Tea Sweetie
Those are some fun links to look through!
I totally talk to and FOR my dog, Libby. lol You should hear they conversations we have. ;-)
Kirby M Fopma
Saying yes to the dress!
I didn’t realize until recently that everyone that owned a pet didn’t have a voice for them. I asked my mom, “What does Zuzu’s voice sound like?” and she said, “What are you talking about?” I explained, the voice for when you have a conversation with/for your dog, and she said “Oh, we don’t do that.”
My dog didn’t just have a dedicated voice, but a whole vocabulary and personality. My boyfriend joked, “PJ has such a developed personality that I find myself saying things in his voice that I would never say, but fit him perfectly.”
As Always, Julia is easily one of the best books I’ve ever read, and I almost never read books of letters. Julia and Avis were such smart, well-informed, witty women, and their friendship is inspiring. I hope you love it too!