good reads | 23

sad animal facts on instagram

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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