Friday Round-Up

March 14th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Dinner, Pork and Beef, Uncategorized

If I can’t get to Tulum anytime soon, at least I can make Hartwood‘s skirt steak with roasted plantains. (You can just tell from the photo that it’s going to be easy, right?)

The Knork reminds me: it’s a fine line between ridiculous and genius.

Rebecca Lee should be more famous than Pharrell. (No offense to Pharrell.) Last week, I heard her read the title story from her short story collection Bobcat (all about a dinner party) and laughed my head off.

Adam Lanza’s father talks to Andrew Solomon.

Food Nerds Unite! Last week, I reviewed a novel for the Times.

I love Sara’s “pseudo mac and cheese situation” here.

On Wednesday, we screened the first two episodes of Eyes on the Prize – do you remember that epic 14-part series on the Civil Rights movement? The girls were as riveted as we were when we watched it back in the 80s. (Best for kids 10 and older — and even then, keep your hand on the remote, there are a few disturbing moments.)

My ten-year-old’s idea of the perfect birthday gift for her dad.

I only found out about this yesterday (thanks Momfilter!) but I’m already obsessed with Artifact Uprising, the app that lets you turn your iphone photos into beautiful little albums in minutes.

Our friends are coming over for dinner tomorrow and one of them, Jim, requested Milk-braised Pork for the main. How much do I love a guest who does the think-work for me?

From Andy:

This, because any new Truckers album is a reason to rejoice.

This, because it’s one of the best, most heartbreaking magazine stories ever written, and because it has extra poignancy this week, given recent events.

This, because we are unrepentant Pixar fans in this house, and Creativity Inc — by the founder of the company, aka hero to our children — takes you inside to tell you how they do what they do.

This, because it sounds absurdly good and, more important, practically fits into your pocket, allowing you to cook or entertain while SHREDDING HEAVILY, no matter where you are.

This, because Abby has decided white cleats are back, and I respect that.

This, because because.

Have a great weekend.

Photo credit: Adriana Zehbrauskas for The New York Times.

 

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  • 1 Cate O'Malley // Mar 14, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Just got my first book from Artifact Uprising this week (cover shot can be seen in my IG feed), filled with pics of the random hearts we’ve found. So easy to pull together and did it right from my phone.

  • 2 joan // Mar 14, 2014 at 9:54 am

    I agree….. because because. Wow.

  • 3 Caitlyn // Mar 14, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Roald Dahl’s father crafted a “knork” for himself after losing an arm in an accident. “Boy” was always my favorite book of his!

  • 4 Tenely // Mar 16, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Just read the autism article. What a great read. Thanks for sharing it.

  • 5 Kate // Mar 16, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Oh my goodness: I have been sitting here for an hour and a half, reading your links. So many wonderful and moving things to read I wouldn’t have found otherwise: thank you.

  • 6 Renee P. // Mar 19, 2014 at 12:34 am

    You really should get to Tulum soon (for a variety of reasons, of course!) because I can vouch for Hartwood – that place is amazing! I had the fresh catch of the day and, while it did break the bank, it was so delicious! I had seen the restaurant featured in NYT and made a point of going on our last trip there 2 years ago. Great, I’m getting hungry and nostalgic now!

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