reading list

it feel like i’m always buying a cookbook. that said, there are always more that i’m dying to get my hands on…


lately all i want to eat is thai, vietnamese, chinese. dumplings, noodles, spring rolls. korean bbq and hot sauce. i didn’t grow up eating a lot of food like this, but i’m on a mission to incorporate this style of food into my repertoire. every page of this book is gorgeous. every. page.


david lebovitz’s blog is a treasure… it’s more or less chock-full of everything i’d ever want to know. i scoured it deep this summer and last while planning long-weekend trips to paris. (thanks for this recco, by the way…) so it’s a no-brainer that i need this book.

this cookbook is so exciting that it has it’s own video! which i’ve watched about 17 times, because i also love the apartment. i don’t know if i really need a lot of the recipes in this book (does anyone really need a recipe for avocado toast or a grain bowl?) but it looks stunning all the same.


obviously. if you don’t already own yotam ottolenghi’s earlier cookbooks, ottolenghiplenty, and jerusalem, get those while you’re at it. you need them.


last on my list, for now at least, is this book. it was a great pleasure to be one of the assistant food stylists on this book. quite possibly the most fun two weeks ever! being around so much beautiful food, gorgeous props, and nice, talented people was a real treat.

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friday favorites

possibly the most hilarious thing ever.

i can’t read 50 shades of grey. i just can’t. i heard the writing is baaaaad. and the voice on the e-book sounds like your mom. well, not YOUR mom. just like a mom. i’ve heard.

anyway, i like a parody and i like cookbooks and i like chicken so this book might make it onto the shelf. i needed a recipe for “Dripping Thighs” anyway.

you can read more about it… oh, everywhere…

huffington post

follow this cookbook on twitter

actually, while you’re on twitter, follow @RuthBourdain, too. worth it.

coverage on eater.

does anyone remember this alluring chicken photo from the nytimes dining section last september? it has it’s own twitter, too.

and a facebook page with a modest 490 followers devoted to 50 shades of bacon. amazing.