Friday Eating & Reading

Look what showed up on my doorstep yesterday! To those of you who have pre-ordered How to Celebrate Everything 1) THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY FULL AND HAPPY HEART and 2) It should be arriving on your doorstep in a little over a week. (Had I known my advance delivery was arriving, I would’ve gotten a pedicure.) What else I’m reading… Read more »

Just a quickie today to make sure you all saw Bon Appetit‘s annual Best New Restaurant Issue, always good for some good vicarious adventuring. In fact, if you are like me, you probably went down the list of the 10 winners (and also the 50 nominees) and thought one thing: I need to get out more. The good news there —… Read more »

In accordance with the Louis CK mantra of “It’s hard to be sad and useful at the same time,” I decided that instead of mourning summer’s end, I’d channel my woes* into something productive, namely, a Weekly Meal Plan that should help you get back into the lunch-making, shoe-tying, carpool-dreading, form-signing (form-forgetting?) crazy-making back-to-school routine. The line-up is below — as usual,… Read more »

Anyone who has been following this blog for even a little while knows that the Tomato Sandwich, in our house, is not so much something to eat for lunch as it is a…religion. We dedicate Saturday mornings to tracking down the best tomatoes we can find, then we sit on the patio and discuss the finer points of their excellence…. Read more »

Though my mother is 100% Italian and an excellent cook, we did not have that kind of kitchen relationship that you read about in cookbooks with the word “nonna” in the title. She was too busy going to law school at night — and then, later, racking up the billable hours — to stand at the stovetop and tell me… Read more »

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