good reads | 26

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]

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

2 thoughts on “good reads | 26

  1. a few years ago dw and i visited vietnam. it was at the height of my obsession with food photography and i was on the search for pretty props. i purchased little porcelain spoons. during a shoot, i was careless and broke ALL OF THEM. they are now all in a container in my hutch because dw swore he could piece them together for me. now i’m thinking about kintsugi and making a day project out of it…

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