Pancakes, man. Is there anything a warm plate of pancakes can’t solve? Here’s to a relaxing weekend full of flapjacks. Read More →
I was perusing Etsy the other night in search of inspiration (with my wallet tucked safely away in my purse) and stumbled into the prints and posters section. There, I discovered a number of gorgeous literary quote prints. Of course, I wasn’t surprised to find beautiful typographic pieces on Etsy — I just didn’t know how many of them would be bookish in nature.
Typography, man! I love it. If I had a private office, I would cover my walls with prints such as these. I would also have a wall of built-in bookshelves, a small sofa, at least three blankets, a windowsill full of plants and a minimalist desk.
While I’m still dreaming about that office, join me in considering some of these beautiful literary quote prints for my imaginary walls.
Today we’re appreciating the Midwest with Amy Thielen, cookbook author and host of Food Network’s Heartland Table. The former professional chef moved back to her native Minnesota after 10 years in New York City with her husband and son, and now enjoys gardening, cooking at home and contributing to publications as diverse as the Saveur and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. A group of articles she wrote for the latter won a James Beard Award in 2012 (no biggie). Amy’s cookbook is called The New Midwestern Table and offers 200 updated classic recipes. She’ll be teaching a workshop on small batch preserves at the Good Food Festival on March 15 in Chicago.
Keep reading to get to know Amy and to find out how to win tickets to the Good Food Festival’s Localicious party on Friday, March 14!
Welcome back to Bookmarked. In this weekly series, I bookmark things I covet while sharing alternatives I can actually attain in the meantime. This is the reading light edition. Read More →
If you’ve already read Tina Fey’s Bossypants and Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, you might feel compelled to pick up fellow funny guy B.J. Novak’s One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories. Like the other two, Novak’s book is a collection of mostly-disconnected stories of varying lengths (though his are fiction where Fey’s and Kaling’s are not). But while the other books are funny and poignant, Novak’s stories have another twisted layer as well.