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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

I’d be very happy to never again see another ribbon-wrapped mason jar at a wedding, but if you must. 

My wife found my email in the Ashley Madison database. (Salacious headline aside, this article is actually just excellent long-form about online identities.)

At once heartbreaking and beautiful. 

What two religions can tell us about the modern dating crisis.

“One of our modern challenges is finding a balanced relationship with media and cultural reporting—too little, and you’re out of the loop; too much, and you hate everything.” A thoughtful take on the interplay of food and culture.

Other Roundups to Love

Molly Yeh’s Friday Links (updated Fridays)

Fathom’s Links We Love (updated Saturdays)

A Practical Wedding’s Happy Hour (updated Fridays)

Elise Blaha Cripe’s Weekend Links (updated Saturdays)

101 Cookbooks’ Favorites List (last updated: 2015/08/08)

[lead image: Dana Wulfekotte]

Good Reads on Some Infinite Thing is updated every Friday (or Saturday) morning.

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kintsugi-japanese-joineryI 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

“And the scary thing I have noticed is that some people really feel uncomfortable around women who don’t hate themselves. So that’s why you need to be a little bit brave.

The 500-year-old Japanese art of kintsugi, or “golden joinery.”

Can we stop with the value-laden labels on food products? Guilty pleasure, sinful, indulgent, decadent, naughty. Nope, just food. No need to apologize for or justify what we choose to eat out of guilt.

(Really deep) down the rabbit hole of (relatively harmless) online stalking. 

A brilliant parody of academic papers and cultural criticism. 

Long form: A couple days ago, my brother-in-law asked a simple but illuminating question on Facebook — what’s your favourite book? I can never pick just one, so I offered three: something heavy, something light and something true. My non-fiction pick was Tamar Adler’s An Everlasting Meal. It prompted my re-reading of her book and a reminder why she’s such a fixture on my bookshelf. Part M.F.K. Fisher brilliance, part instruction manual — this is a bible, guide and gentle rally cry for feeding ourselves kindly.

Other Roundups to Love

Molly Yeh’s Friday Links (updated Fridays)

Fathom’s Links We Love (updated Saturdays)

A Practical Wedding’s Happy Hour (updated Fridays)

Elise Blaha Cripe’s Weekend Links (updated Saturdays)

101 Cookbooks’ Favorites List (last updated: 2015/08/08)

[lead image: an example of kintsugi]

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swanson near and farI 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

The best (and most hilarious) description I’ve seen of Google’s new Alphabet. Scroll to the “ELIDrunk version” with all the Reddit gold.

Megyn Kelly’s politics are not my own, but in the wake of the first Republican debate, I couldn’t help but be drawn in by this January 2015 NYT feature piece about her fascinating past, smarts and meteoric rise.

Toronto, once again the world’s most livable place to be, work and play. Love my city.

So excited for these fall cookbook releases! (Especially this, this and this.)

Ayn Rand’s If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

I want to have lunch with Mike Melgaard. At Target. And offer him a job.

The Berenstein Bears, right?!

Long form: All of Michael Pollan’s books are on our shelves, but for some reason, I never got around to reading Cooked. Remedied this week. Like all of Pollan’s work, it’s well researched and revolves around a compelling central thesis: “What’s the one thing we can all do more of to save the food system?” “Cook our own food.”

Other Roundups to Love

Molly Yeh’s Friday Links (updated Fridays)

Fathom’s Links We Love (updated Saturdays)

A Practical Wedding’s Happy Hour (updated Fridays)

Elise Blaha Cripe’s Weekend Links (updated Saturdays)

101 Cookbooks’ Favorites List (last updated: 2015/08/08)

[lead image: from Sunday Suppers]

Good Reads on Some Infinite Thing is updated every Friday (or Saturday) morning.

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Closson Chasse VIneyardsI 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

The Konmari method, reinvented. 

A thoughtful post about how to write a condolence note.

A few delicious summer drink ideas for these hazy August days.

Giant 3-D paintings of gummy bears. YES.

We traveled to Prince Edward County last week — an amazing Ontario wine region. I was stoked to see such a great feature story about PEC (complete with gallery) in this month’s issue of Food & Wine.

Long form: I ate up Jill Ciment’s latest, Act of Godin an evening earlier this week. A page-turner with brilliant, generously written characters. Loved it.

Other Roundups to Love

Molly Yeh’s Friday Links (updated Fridays)

Fathom’s Links We Love (updated Saturdays)

A Practical Wedding’s Happy Hour (updated Fridays)

Elise Blaha Cripe’s Weekend Links (updated Saturdays)

101 Cookbooks’ Favorites List (last updated: 2015/08/08)

[lead image: my own]

Good Reads on Some Infinite Thing is updated every Friday (or Saturday) morning.

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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

In the early years of food blogging (back when I ran a food blog) recipe testing was a big deal. I was loathe to put a recipe online unless I was sure it worked, it was replicable and (most importantly) it tasted good. I think most others used the same rigour. Even when we wrote our wedding cookbook — a little self-published ditty meant for a only few family members’ consumption — we rigorously tested the recipes, at least twice, and if possible in multiple kitchens. Today, as more people conceive, adapt and share recipes online, it’s hard to believe the same standards are being applied.

Mexico is a country I love, and love returning to. Ashley’s recent post about Mexico City’s Mercado La Merced has me dreaming up a return visit.

Poutine is not taking over the world. Sorry, Canada.

Synesthesia is a fascinating condition and one I’ve spent tons of time reading about. This doctor has mirror-touch synesthesia: forget empathy… he can physically feel what his patients are experiencing as he treats them. Incredible.

Sad Animal Facts has quickly become one of my favourite Instagram accounts.

Other Roundups to Love

Molly Yeh’s Friday Links (updated Fridays)

Fathom’s Links We Love (updated Saturdays)

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: from Sad Animal Facts on Instagram]

Good Reads on Some Infinite Thing is updated every Friday morning.

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Alex John Beck both sides ofI 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

The perfectly symmetrical face, in reality. This photography project juxtaposes side-by-side portraits of models whose faces have been photoshopped to be mirror images of the left and right sides of their faces. Incredible.

When a man spends a week eating food “made for women.”

Freezing: the new canning. 

A movie based on one of my favourite biographies. 

Speaking of: the rewriting of David Foster Wallace. 

BMI is a useful heuristic, but it’s just one measure of health, as this powerful infographic demonstrates.

Moments like this make me chuckle and remind me why I love my city. Rest peacefully, little friend.

Other Roundups to Love

Molly Yeh’s Friday Links (updated Fridays)

Fathom’s Links We Love (updated Saturdays)

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: from Alex John Beck’s Both Sides Of, 2013]

Good Reads on Some Infinite Thing is updated every Friday morning.

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Coolors - The super fast color schemes generator!.jpgI 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

Both my boss and husband sent me this article within 10 minutes of one-another. (Probably says something about my well vocalized wine preferences.) Redefining California wine — a fabulous piece on the new guard of pioneering anti-Parker winemakers. 

The fascinating science of aesthetics. 

I’m (really, really) fortunate that the open-concept office trend has never affected me — I’ve had an office with a door since I began my career almost seven (!) years ago. While my door is rarely closed, a private office space and the possibility of a closed door immensely increases my ability to concentrate and do good work.

For my fellow PANTONE-obsessed: get ready to waste hours of your life. 

I’ve now eaten at Eleven Madison Park three times — and each experience was much like this one (minus the dancing on chairs! Austin, we missed out…)

Your flight attendant is probably a democrat. 

May we never grieve as Sheryl Sandberg has this past month. But if we do, let us handle it with the same grace.

As I review the brilliant architectural round-ups around the web, I’m SO excited to be heading to Milan for the 2015 World’s Fair!

Other Roundups to Love

Molly Yeh’s Friday Links (updated Fridays)

Fathom’s Links We Love (updated Saturdays)

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: screencap from coolors.co]

Good Reads on Some Infinite Thing is updated every Friday morning.