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I love a thoughtful link roundup as a way to discover the fantastic writing others are reading and sharing online. Here are my good reads from the week that was.

Good Reads

Molly Yeh is the queen of delightful remakes of childhood classics (see: funfetti cake, pop-tarts, dunkaroos). Her most recent effort: the Italian rainbow cookie cake.

The socio-aesthetics of pink.

I love Gabrielle Hamilton’s East Village restaurant Prune. Her second book — a cookbook bearing its name — is going on our bookshelf. 

Paul Draper is fighting for disclosure of the many additives used in commercial wine-making.

And one man’s quest to sanitize your filthy coffee cup lid.

Our trip to Morocco is a few months away, but this photo essay has me pining for her colourful cities.

I’ve come over the years to appreciate Ivanka Trump’s no-mess feminism: it looks effortless because she works damn hard.

Oxford’s 2014 Word of the Year goes to… 

The onomatopoeia we apply to animal sounds varies widely across languages. Now I know why the dogs in Greece gav-gav and the roosters cry ki-ki-ri-ku!

Other Roundups to Love

Molly Yeh’s Friday Links (updated Fridays)

A Practical Wedding’s Happy Hour (updated Fridays)

Elise Blaha Cripe’s Weekend Links (updated Saturdays)

101 Cookbooks’ Favorites List (updated infrequently, but excellent)

[lead image: Floris Leeuwenberg/Corbis]

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I love a thoughtful link roundup as a way to discover the fantastic writing others are reading and sharing online. Here are my good reads from the week that was.

Good Reads

On Maryland’s burgeoning oyster industry.

Some solid wine tips from a great sommelier.

I’ve enjoyed learning more about Olafur Eliasson since visiting Reykjavik’s Harpa Concert Hall in October. This feature about the man and his work is totally fascinating.

Joseph Smith had 40 wives. Officially.

“Here’s how I approach this site, and have for a long time. I think of it as my practice.” Heidi Swanson reminds us why she’s our favourite food blogger.

The silence of Virginia Woolf.

Seeing Daniel Humm lecture to a room of 30 at George Brown College in 2010 remains one of the highlights of my food memory and what prompted my many travels to Eleven Madison Park. I would have loved to see him lecture at Harvard.

Other Roundups to Love

Molly Yeh’s Friday Links (updated Fridays)

A Practical Wedding’s Happy Hour (updated Fridays)

Elise Blaha Cripe’s Weekend Links (updated Saturdays)

101 Cookbooks’ Favorites List (updated infrequently, but excellent)

[lead image: Flight at Harpa Concert Hall, my own]

 

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I love a thoughtful link roundup as a way to discover the fantastic writing others are reading and sharing online. Here are my good reads from the week that was.

Good Reads

Talking to Yotam Ottolenghi about his latest cookbook.

A narrow slice of Iran’s deeper story.

First, they come off gluten.

Confidence might be the best gift experience can give you.

Rent the Runway’s secret dry-cleaning empire. 

I can’t fathom visiting Copenhagen without a trip to Noma.

The climate change solution no one will talk about.

Feeding 6000 people on the high seas.

Other Roundups to Love

Molly Yeh’s Friday Links (updated Fridays)

A Practical Wedding’s Happy Hour (updated Fridays)

Elise Blaha Cripe’s Weekend Links (updated Saturdays)

101 Cookbooks’ Favorites List (updated infrequently, but excellent)

[lead image: Ottolenghi’s Tomato and Pomegranate Salad from Plenty More]

 

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I love a thoughtful link roundup as a way to discover the fantastic writing others are reading and sharing online. Here are my good reads from the week that was.

Good Reads

Reporting on Ebola, at last, with science.

In my next life, I would like to be Mimi Thorisson. 

They were not starstruck. They were not out for professional gain. They were sexually abused.

Sarah Jessica Parker remembers Oscar de la Renta.

Brittany Maynard’s hope for a better death.

Ideas grow and magic happens.

Reese Witherspoon is my kind of woman.

Other Roundups to Love

Molly Yeh’s Friday Links (updated Fridays)

A Practical Wedding’s Happy Hour (updated Fridays)

Elise Blaha Cripe’s Weekend Links (updated Saturdays)

101 Cookbooks’ Favorites List (updated infrequently, but excellent)