I hope there’s a lightness to your Spring weekend. Lightness and rest, and at least one wood-fired pizza.
My friend Jon and I shot a new batch of recipes for the site this week so there’s some good stuff coming up! We celebrated our hard work with pizza, at a new place called Echo’s in New Orleans. It’s easily on my list of perfect Spring-time meals in the city. I’ll have a longer list of my New Orleans favorites soon. I’m trying to get you to come visit, wontcha!?
Here are some of the things that resonated this week:
• Here’s what’s going on: How Syria Came to This. (The Atlantic)
• From the Harvard Business Review: What Most Companies Get Wrong About Men and Women. We aren’t a problem to be ‘fixed’, let’s just switch up the narrative that we’re soft negotiators and lack confidence because well, it’s SIMPLY NOT TRUE.
• Fierce: Barbara’s Backlash. (Vanity Fair)
• We owe Beyonce a debt of gratitude for all of the important things she says in every performance choice she makes. How Beyonce’s Coachella Performance Changed The Game Forever. (Elle)
• I remember one Christmas I didn’t get a present because I had neglected to write a timely thank-you-note. Goodbye to the Tyranny of Thank-You Notes. Maybe this means we can ease up. (Slate)
• Clap-hands: How The Pulitzers Chose Kendrick Lamar, According To A Juror. (The Atlantic)
• Why restaurants became so loud. Welp, Mario Batalli is loud (and a slew of other less than graceful adjectives), and good acoustics are ‘spensive. (Vox)
• Have you watched Wild Wild Country on Netflix yet? I’m far enough into it to feel like this opera-saga is stranger than fiction because humans are odd, loving, fighting, territorial, bullheaded, colorful creatures. BUT here’s this: 9 Rajneeshpuram Residents On What Wild Wild Country Got Wrong. (The Cut)
• It feels like these words are for our souls to eat: A Community For Asking Big Questions. (On Being)
• This week I made a fresh strawberry version of these, Ina’s Apple Pie Bars. I’ll share the recipe with you as soon as we’re all fairly and squarely within strawberry season. (Joy the Baker)
• Fig Newton’s were the main cookie in our house growing up (to my great dismay) but now they hold a soft spot in my heart. Deb made Homemade Fig Newton’s this week! (Smitten Kitchen)
• How can I justify another KitchenAid mixer? Their new Bird of Paradise color is a thing of (my) dreams! (KitchenAid)
• Classic wardrobe, working on it. Occasional trendy earring, easy. (Target)
Big love and more soon.