Recommended Reading / 20.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Every Monday, words to start the week. 

This week: an essay entitled "Sweet Southern Dreams" from Saveur three winters ago, in which food editor Ben Mims beautifully recalls the elaborate layer cakes of his Southern youth — red velvet, walnut spice, a legendary coconut — while also telling the story of coming out to his mother at the age of 25. I came across it while reading James Oseland's recommendations for best cookbooks of 2014 and loved it instantly. Oseland, the magazine's former editor-in-chief, calls it his "favorite Saveur story of all time." See for yourself, here.

A few more, just because:
-Whiskey toothpaste.
-"The History of 'Loving' to Read".
-The oldest living things in the world include 80,000 year old trees in Utah, and 100,000 year old sea grass in the waters off of Spain.
-And finally, my favorite ice cream shop in the city is serving breakfast through the month of February, including a sundae made with yogurt and apricot sorbet, and a sweet take on the biggest trend in toast: avocado ice cream on Japanese white bread with condensed milk, olive oil, and sea salt. Mmm.

More recommended reading, here. Image by Todd Coleman for Saveur.

9 comments:

lindsey anne said...

Whiskey toothpaste! Crazy. Although I'm sure my hubby would have tried it at least once. :-)

Hena Tayeb said...

mmm cake. whiskey toothpaste! mm cake.

sherry said...

so many wonderful links! thank you for sharing.

burntfeather said...

I love bizarre/awesome things, the avo icecream on toast probably takes the cake this time :P

Brianne said...

Oh, I meant to read that essay when I read that same article over the weekend! Thanks for the reminder :)

Also, those ice cream for breakfast options sound amazing.

Brianna Soloski said...

Ice cream for breakfast is always a good choice. Also, those cakes look delicious.

Anonymous said...

LOOOVE

Shoko said...

I'll report back when I've tried the ice cream breakfast — thanks to all for reading!

Kathy said...

Oh gosh, those cakes! And I loved the article on loving to read. Really wishing I could be in NYC this month to try ice cream breakfast!

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