Happy Friday! I’m so excited that this week is over. It’s been cold and wet here in Minneapolis. I have a lot of work to do this weekend, unfortunately, but I’m looking forward to hunkering down at home and getting it done. Over the past couple of days, I’ve been making hot chocolate at home and it is the best afternoon treat: just warm up 1 cup of milk, 1 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa, 1-2 tsp of sugar (I find that 1 tsp is just enough for me), and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan over low heat. I whisk everything constantly as the milk is heating up.
I recently discovered the blog The Girl Who Ate Books through this post about James Salter’s novel, Light Years. It’s one of my favorite novels and the way she describes it in this post really resonated with me.
Speaking of books, I’m looking forward to Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Inherent Vice. The trailer is so enticing, not least of all because Joanna Newsom, whom I adore, is the narrator.
Restaurant Alma was the first “nice” restaurant that I ate at in Minneapolis, during my very first visit. I haven’t been back since, but I plan to head over there for their pop-up bakery!
I love these photos from a food festival that took place in Tehran. I can’t even imagine how many fantastic dishes and tricks one could pick up there.
As you can imagine, I like to take a break from work by reading cookbooks, food writing, and food blogs. (Lucky for me, watching films counts as work). One such break that I really savored this week was this post from Elissa Altman on collections, work time, and nourishing the people we love. I am now curious about checking out her book, Poor Man’s Feast: A Love Story of Comfort, Desire, and the Art of Simple Cooking. Have you read it?
Have a “regular” weekend, as my high school English teacher would say…