good reads | 08

Sarah Koenig in studio

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

Meet the world’s trendiest vegetable. 

My photos have called Flickr home dating back to September 2008, as the “member since” badge at my profile’s top-right reminds me. Flickr was my early-adopter-slow-mo’ Instagram, if you will, and I still use it regularly to chronicle my days over any other social platform. This was a welcome trip down memory lane, about an online space I hold dear.

The man who ruined The Food Network.

Speaking as someone who was once best friends with a narcissist, Harvard Business Review hits the nail on the head with this assessment.

An historic deal negotiated on Canadian soil.

The family tree of wine grape varieties. 

Austin and I have enjoyed following Serial (albeit, casually) and this article on its complicated ethics offers food for thought.

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: Sarah Koenig in studio, photographed by Elise Bergerson for Rolling Stone]

good reads | 07

le-petit-princeI 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

Beyoncé and Kate Middleton are not fashion icons, and that’s okay.

A foodie’s lament. (Aside: can we stop using the word foodie? As someone who deeply loves to eat well and explore cuisine, I’ve always begrudged the label. What an awful word.)

This Detroit burger joint pays its staff $15 per hour and runs a profit. 

The divorce surge is over, but the myth lives on.

Potentially-valid criticisms levelled at this first look aside, I’m excited to see how Pixar adapts my very favourite children’s story for the big screen.

Product of Mexico, part one. 

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: drawing from Le Petit Prince]

good reads | 06

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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

Fast fashion is dramatically changing the nature of thrift stores. 

The food is amazing but please don’t eat here. 

“Greek life” was banned on the Queen’s campus, so until I left college, I thought fraternities and sororities were just a feature of bad teen movies. Frank Bruni argues it was to my benefit. 

Speaking of my alma mater: we are the Gaels. Cha gheill!

Writers pick their best books of 2014. 

Given my propensity to make puns, China wouldn’t want me.

Love Pantone’s choice of marsala as Color of the Year 2015.

A new study suggests that the ability of HIV to cause AIDS is slowing. 

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: Lani Elias Fine Art Photography]

good reads | 05

synesthesia-solids

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

So, you’ve finally started wearing the right bra size.

Nine GIFs that brilliantly explain responsive design.

The art of slowing down in a museum.

God, the ocean, sunsets… pinterest? What Americans are thankful for, by state. 

In short: stop eating supermarket chicken.

Austin and I are big proponents of living in a small, smart space — we make regular use of almost all of our living area. The data backs it up.

Is it possible to learn synaesthesia? 

The secret life of passwords.

Olive tree leprosy is as disastrous as it sounds.

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: Synesthesia Solids by Lunchbreath on Flickr]

good reads | 04

asilah-morocco-corbis

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]

good reads | 03

Harpa Concert Hall Rekjavik

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]

 

good reads | 02

tomato-and-pomegranate-salad-ottolenghi

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]