What I’m reading and eating this week:
When a James Beard Award-winning chef writes a slow cooker cookbook, I pay attention. When that James Beard Award-winning chef is Hugh Acheson, above, I also jump for joy.
Congratulations to a longtime DALS favorite writer (and onetime contributor!) George Saunders whose novel Lincoln in the Bardo won the super-fancy Man Booker Prize. (Pretty soon this blog might just devote itself to him full-time.)
Easy, spooky treats to bring to the Halloween party (or just to entertain you on a lazy fall afternoon).
“My head makes the pictures.” I love this quote from a seven-year-old about Pinna, the new podcast for kids.
Speaking of podcasts, I pretty much always love The Daily, but this episode, about Shannon Mulcahy, a single mother of two whose job at a factory moved to Mexico, was riveting. (Scroll to Wednesday, October 18.)
Amy Sedaris’s instagram feed is everything.
Phillip Pullman fans rejoice: The Book of Dust is finally here. (For the uninitiated, have your kids start with The Golden Compass, first in the fantasy series my daughter loves above all other fantasy series, and that includes Harry Potter and Tolkein.)
As long as you’re there, why not? 🙂
Lastly, the nice people at Epicurious asked me what nine things in the kitchen I couldn’t live without. Here is what I said.
Have a great weekend.