good reads | 40

linguistic family tree

I love a thoughtful link roundup as a way to discover the fantastic writing others are reading and sharing online. To that end, here are my good reads from the week that was.

Good Reads

Pairing Girl Scout Cookies and table wine is a terrible, terrible idea. Food & Wine investigates. 

Something to keep handy on this first (at last!) warm spring day in Toronto. Transitioning from winter to spring: a mental guide. 

Dave Beran is leaving the Alinea Group to open his own restaurant in LA. I’ve eaten half-a-dozen amazing meals at the hands of Beran through the years — at Alinea and then Next, so I look forward to experiencing food that’s entirely his own out west.

An illustrated linguistic family tree. 

One of my favourite chefs and food writers, Dan Barber, explores taste, religious law and tradition — and their intersection — in a beautiful essay about matzo. 

Zaha Hadid’s architectural legacy.

Long form: I just wrapped up Ethan Canin’s A Doubter’s Almanac and adored this book. It appealed to the part of me who enjoys math and puzzles — but you certainly don’t need a love of math to dive into the story. Canin has a luxurious way with words and builds memorable, round characters who lead us through a narrative at its core about the pursuit of happiness and the decisions we make. Well worth a read.

Other Roundups to Love

Fathom’s Links We Love (updated Saturdays)

Food52’s Weekend Reading (updated Sundays)

101 Cookbooks’ Favorites List (last updated: 2016/02/25)

[lead image: Minna Sundberg’s illustrated linguistic tree]

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

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