Sunday reading | 12.02.2012

It’s a cold, sunny Sunday morning, and I thought I might share a few things I’ve been reading this week.

There seems to be a lot of talk in New York about Kutsher’s Tribeca, a new Modern Jewish-American restaurant, with traditional gefilte fish and matzo ball soup on the menu but also pickled herring with yuzu and wasabi. Here are two takes: Pete Wells from the NY Times and  Adam Platt in NY Magazine. I admit Mile End tempts me more, but I would go if only for the latkes with a trio of fish roe.

I have just discovered I Married an Irish Farmer, a very lovely blog that chronicles Imen McDonnell’s adventures on an eighteenth-century farm in Ireland to which she was swept away from American city life by a dashing Irishman. Hypothetically, this radical change of life sometimes seems very tempting; seen from this angle it’s dangerously alluring.

It appears that Australian flat-whites are finally infiltrating New York coffee culture, trailing London by a couple of decades.

And because a friend recently called me a Luddite for rejecting the Kindle and living without a cell phone for six months in 2011, and because I’d like to offer more proof, here is a review of the very physical and beautifully designed Penguin’s Great Food book series, which can also be perused here, and of course ordered on Amazon.

Happy Sunday.

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5 Responses to “Sunday reading | 12.02.2012”

  1. Imen Says:

    Hi Valerie, I tried to leave a comment while we were still in Morocco this week, but I see it didn’t work. Thank you so much for reading my blog…and enjoying it, really lovely to hear as I really admire what you are doing here as well.
    Your weekend spread looks/sounds much like my former ritual, in fact one thing I STILL struggle with is not having access to the NYTimes Sunday newsPAPER., and of course the Irish papers, help, but are not the same! During gardening season I’ve replaced my Sunday AM reading with hoeing…it gives me the similar satisfaction somehow, ha!
    Thanks again for your kind words here…and also for sharing Kutshers. Must visit them when in NY next, and would love to meet you too!
    Imen x

    • valerie Says:

      Imen – I hope your trip was as wonderful as it looked from the photos. Thanks for the note. I must say hoeing now sounds like the only appropriate alternative to the Sunday NY Times! It would be really lovely to meet you if/when you come to NY do let me know. Valerie

  2. Megan Says:

    Happy to see that two of the Australian flat-white places are in my neighborhood of Prospect Heights/Crown Heights! Glass Shop is a lovely, off-the-beaten-track coffee place, and about 5 mins. from the Brooklyn Museum for anyone making a visit there.

  3. kristina - no penny for them Says:

    what a lovely idea to share your reading – would you consider making it a regular feature of your blog?

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