Another review of Feast for the Eyes.
Food, cooking and kitchens as a way to overcome difference.
Emily Dickinson’s pressed flower collection.
Dorie Greenspan on cream puffs.
Wayne Thiebaud, whose cake paintings I love, has an exhibition at White Cube in London.
Love this week’s episode of This American Life – on being fat. It features Lindy West and in it, she says, “instead of spending all my time counting almonds, why not figure out how to be happy now”.
I spent the weekend reading Waterlog, Roger Deakin’s tale of swimming in places all over the UK. It contains some truly wonderful descriptions of swimming in the wild – with newts, in rivers, off the Cornish coast. Makes me wistful for wildness.
I turn the shell-lip to my lips, slide the oyster into my mouth and massage it briefly with my teeth; I savour its brawny goodness in my throat and the dance of sea salt on my tongue. A short story.
A menu from Great Dixter.
Jane Grigson’s Good Things.
Food films to watch over the summer perhaps.
Feasting and fasting during Ramadan.
Scientists have found some very very old rice.
Have a good week! x