Since it’s been at least a week since I’ve posted an egg-topped something or other, I thought I’d share my new favorite salad: Microgreens or sprouts (your favorite, these are arugula) tossed with a rice-wine-based-vinaigrette, a wedged avocado, a seven-minute egg, and a generous shake of Furikake. I made the salad alongside an impromptu family brunch a few weeks ago, and for dinner guests, sans egg, too.
How do you feel about the “Potaco?” Against all better judgement, I kind of love it.
Carla Lalli Music, one of my favorite food characters on my most favorite podcast (and who used to be my Bon Appetit editor) wrote a cookbook, and it’s awesome.
Are we ready for the Impossible Burger and Clean Meat?
As long as you are book-shopping: Check out The Great Believers, one of the best novels I’ve read in a while; Up next: Save Me The Plums (Ruth Reichl’s memoir about the Gourmet years) and I Miss You When I Blink (essays).
Read of the Week: The Senseless Logic of the Wild, by Jon Mooallem
Listen of the Week: Wesley Morris on The Daily talking about Michael Jackson and separating the art from the artist.
Nathan Englander’s Grub Street Diet.
I’ve been making this nori-vinaigrette-tossed salad from Portland’s Eventide so often lately that Abby told me I need to stop because “it’s too special to get sick of.”
Is everyone following the World Cup Women on instagram? (Speaking of which: I’m now a Luna Lifer.)
What’s for dinner? A handy flowchart I worked on with Cup of Jo’s Joanna and my design hero Erin Jang.
Have a great weekend!
Yale when he walks by the house and thinks of what might have been? Kills me. “The Great Believers” is a fabulous book.
Heartbreaking. And the last scene? I’m still recovering.
Hi – what kind of Furikake do you suggest? I’m a total newbie with using it. Thanks
I don’t have any brand loyalty here but I usually just pick up something at our local Japanese specialty market and try to make sure the label has recognizable ingredients (sesame, seaweed, sugar, salt) and no MSG.
oh, jenny, you have to come back to MSG. the whole anti-MSG thing has been a giant hoax! It’s a harmless flavor enhancer!
In North Dakota, Mexican places will make burritos WITH A BAKED POTATO INSIDE as an off-menu extra *big eyes emoji*
Agreed on Great Believers! What great storytelling.
I loved The Great Believers. It really stuck with me and I still think about it. I read Michelle Obama’s Becoming right after it and enjoyed the Chicago in the 80s and 90s connecting threads.
We have the exact same taste in books, I think. *The Great Believers* blew me away.
I may be late to the post at Cup Of Jo – but I wanted you to know it was really funny. This site and your writing has been a delight over the years reminding me that there’s nothing about family and life that doesn’t get better when we laugh at ourselves a little bit! Some of the judgmental comments from others about alcohol and eating meat – seriously? It’s OBVIOUSLY meant to be funny and if they had read even a few posts here or at Cup Of Jo from you they would know how much thought and consideration you give regularly to both issues to bring balance to your own life and reflection to others. I just want to say how glad I am to have material to read that can make me laugh, smile and think and thank you for creating that!
Luna lifer!! Going to buy more than I need and hand them out! Amazing.
Just finished I Miss You When I Blink and it was wonderful. Save Me The Plums is a library hold that just came in… Highly recommend Dani Shapiro’s Inheritance – fascinating read.
I read The Great Believers and I sobbed and sobbed and sobbed. That book absolutely broke my heart in the best way. Yale Tishman. Oh man – Yale Tishman. I haven’t committed to reading anything else because it can’t measure up. Oh my goodness what a great book.
I read The Great Believers and I sobbed and sobbed and sobbed. That book absolutely broke my heart in the best way. Oh man – Yale Tishman. I haven’t committed to reading anything else because it can’t measure up. Oh my goodness what a great book.
Carla Lalli Music is one of my favorite food characters