Friday Eating & Reading

What I’m eating and reading this week:

On the dinner line-up: Grilled Tuna Sandwiches with Salsa Fresca, one of my most favorite summer meals. (How to Celebrate Everything owners, page 158; for everyone else, here’s a version that’s close.)

A new science podcast for kids (ages 5-10) from NPR: Wow in the World

How to raise a reader.

Dragonfruit Vodka Tonics. Could these be prettier?

Crash Course: The most excellent resource for curious kids.

What to eat before, during, and after a workout.

Anyone read Murakami’s latest novel?  Would love to hear your thoughts. (Remember Murakami?)

Fascinating: The Right Way to Practice.

What leaving social media taught one writer about our broken news cycle.

The Cloud Egg Craze: Have you tried it?

From the Archives: Hatch Burgers

Lately, I’ve been loving (and using) this Eater list of fast casual restaurants in Midtown constantly.

The Joys of Eating Out With a Toddler (not satire!)

The New York Public Library 2017 Summer Reading Challenge

How a hard partying chef got in the best shape of his life.

On a personal note, after working from home for seven years, I finally joined The Workshare Revolution. And now that I’m here, I’m not really sure what took me so long. Check it out.

Lastly, I’m traveling for a bit starting next week and hope to chime in, but if I don’t, see you in a few! xx

Photo credit: Chelsea Cavanaugh for DALS

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Very happy to see “Sons of Thunder” on the midtown fast casual food list. Awesome poke!


I actually really enjoyed Men Without Women though I liked some stories better than others. Drive My Car was a great start, but it was Kino that pulled me in and left me pondering. Murakami remains one of my favorite storytellers.


I am reading your How to Celebrate Everything book and was so moved by the “How to Avoid Empty Celebration Syndrome” section I had to drop everything and thank you for this thought provokingly sweet piece of advice based upon your beautiful family history. It will forever change the way my family celebrates. Warmly,


Allison, thank you! That made my day. So glad the book has been resonant. Have fun celebrating the Fourth!


I always love your round-ups, but this one was particularly well curated! Thank you so much!

Sabrina B

Nice set of links, love the dragonfruit vodka tonics, hatch burger, am very intrigued by the cloud egg craze (missed it on Instagram) and the reading list, thank you for all of these!