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.
Semi-old but exciting news: Canada’s Ben Ing has taken over the kitchen at Noma.
My employees are amazing people, and I’m always thinking about how I can be a better boss, in turn.
As a consummate hostess and wife of a Cowboys’ fan, I enjoyed this behind-the-scenes article about securing a coveted invitation to Jerry Jones’ suite at Cowboy Stadium.
About half-way through my sommelier training, I get this question a lot — “What do you like to drink?” This is a smart list for the novice buyer who wants reliably good wine… and to it, I’d add: Niagara riesling, most anything coming out of the Jura and a recent kick for Sancerre between $20-30. On a related note: we loved the new Esquire miniseries, Uncorked.
Long form: Where to begin? I spent two weeks on holiday at the start of the year, so 2016 began with many good reads. Notable: Jonathan Franzen’s Purity was top notch as expected, keeping me riveted to the last page. I whizzed through the 2015 cult favourite, Girl on the Train, on our train ride home (I’m sure the film rights were whipped up in seconds…). Lauren Groff, who penned my favourite read of 2015, delivered with an earlier work, Arcadia.
Other Roundups to Love
Fathom’s Links We Love (updated Saturdays)
Food52’s Weekend Reading (updated Sundays)
101 Cookbooks’ Favorites List (last updated: 2015/12/02)
[lead image: my own, Norman Hardie’s vineyards, 2015]
Good Reads on Some Infinite Thing is updated every Friday (or Saturday) morning.