Weekend Reading #4: Modern Art Cakes, James Bond, and Soviet CookingPosted: September 28, 2013
Fall here has been lovely. It has been the perfect time for brisk walks, taking photos, and cozying up with a cup of tea and some good reads:
- The Book of Tasty and Healthy Food (Книга о вкусной и здоровой пище) was a Soviet stalwart for 50 years. It was so important that there’s a whole memoir devoted to it. Interesting to note that all the “Soviet recipes” listed in this article are still very much on Russian plates today.
- Jarlsberg is an amazing cheese! Roquefort, Jarlsberg and Gjetost are my favourites, if you’d like to know.
- Baking reaches new levels of artistry with Mondrian cakes.
- Dreaming of comforting cold-weather recipes. This would be amazing.
- A witty article about Madonna’s diet. Surprise: it’s really, really hard.
- 9 delicious-looking salads. To ease the root vegetable boredom that will settle in with fall/winter.
- Nobody does gardens like the English. Holy crap, some of are these are beautiful.
- 48 hrs in Tokyo: I can’t wait to visit and see square watermelons, the studio Ghibli museum and eat at Sukiyabashi Jiro.
- I don’t care much for James Bond, but I do like hotels…
- Next time you’re planning a trip, check out Travel Independent. It’s specific, current and, refreshingly, stays away from Europe/Australia/Thailand travel topics. It was indispensable for my trip through Asia. Also, a really comprehensive discussion of malaria…
- I adore the New York Times DIY Handbook. It’s from two years ago, but I still love it. Some great recipes for nutella, chilli oil, and kimchi, among others.
Have a fantastic weekend!