It's nearly June and while my skin tells me this weather is gross the tomato and basil plants are in heaven.
- Self-promotion first this week: here's part 1 of my two part blog post for Fredericksburg Parent Magazine on ideas to make spaghetti dinner more healthful. This week: tips and tricks for store-bought sauces. Next week: recipes. Ask me your own food questions anytime via Twitter, Email or Facebook.
- A beautifully written, long-ish, piece on food, memory, and legacy through Christmas cookies from India.
- A drinks-focused interview with one of the founders of Bonaroo.
- This one is less of an interview and more like story-time with an awesome person. That person, NYTimes food critic Mimi Sheraton. I doubt I will read 1000 foods to eat before you die, the book she is promoting, but I would be among the first in line to listen to her tell me food stories every week as a podcast.
- However, I would read this cookbook.
- How did I not know that Uruguay has a ban on salt shakers at tables in restaurants and schools!? One more reason Montevideo is at the top of my ‘Must-Visit’ list.
- Two pieces on Expo Milano: Feeding the Planet, Energy For Life. The first is a general overview; I LOVE the Swiss pavilion, seems like they are the only ones who understood Expo’s tagline as a design brief. And then there’s a piece on what is representing the USA at the fair.
- One idea of how to deal with food waste from grocery stores.
- Mother sauces. First some great advice on the French mother sauces, and then if you keep scrolling down you come to a description of Thai mother sauces.
The buckets of Lego gummies would be the coolest little kid party favors. Or really any age party favors. I want to build a gummy city!
- And to end this week: EMOJI. Food & Wine have made their own emoji set for foodies. I don’t mind so long as they don’t start writing the magazine or recipes with them.