Perhaps your mother told you to not read at the table. Dinner is to be accompanied by conversation only, no words on paper or images on screens, she says. While I agree that eating at a table surrounded by friends is delightful, and can make for great memories, I have to say that some meals are better eaten alone, with something to read (or watch) for company instead. The home alone meal after a gruelling day at work, the occasional breakfast in bed, the quick lunch at your desk; all with a side of literature or something of that sort can be quite comforting. And so, without further ado, here are some interesting things I found on the web this week, to read (and watch) while you eat:
A Taste of Home: Ruby Tandoh’s recipe for chocolate orange marble cake
City of Gold: documentary on the LA Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold.
“For all the excitement of bringing home a freshly baked loaf, crisp enough to shatter under the bread knife, with a chewy crust that is usually removed, buttered and devoured before I even have my coat off, there is inevitably some left after a day or two that is beyond toast.” Nigel Slater on what to do with stale bread. I might just buy a loaf and let it sit until stale to be able to make this. Talk about comfort food…