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.
I’ve never understood the hype over Mast Brothers’ perfectly-mediocre-if-beautifully-packaged chocolate, so this article made a ton of sense.
When Toronto finally decides to get cold, I’m making like a Norwegian and embracing winter.
Last year at this time, an article about relative unknown Elizabeth Holmes made my best of 2014 list. A year later and I’m still utterly compelled by the Theranos CEO and her company’s evolving story.
We’ve been exploiting this first year in our beautiful home to host friends, family and colleagues through the holidays. Both this sticky cranberry gingerbread and spiced pear upside-down cake were big hits, served up with a little unsweetened whipped cream.
Long form: This week I read Tracey Lawson’s A Year in the Village of Eternity, after picking it up on a whim from my local library branch. It’s a beautiful food memoir that spans the author’s year in the village of Campodimele, Italy — the village of eternity — where people live abundant, long lives. The book is sectioned month by month with the ebb and flow of the harvest — tiny broad beans and baby artichokes in April, peperoncini and tomatoes in September, and so on. Each chapter is devoted to an ingredient’s story with a few recipes to match. It was a speedy, happy read that left me with a dozen new recipes and deepened commitment to eating the seasons.
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: Mast Brothers’ gorgeous product packaging]
Good Reads on Some Infinite Thing is updated every Friday (or Saturday) morning.