Wednesday Food: As the present now Will later be past
Today marks the first day of the first leg of my journey west. I’m keeping it short, with a summary of my week in food…
Best dish prepared: Curried pearl barley– this recipe, replacing couscous with barley.
Best dish purchased: Silken tofu lemongrass soup– I ordered this at a cafe downtown and was completely blown away– very unique– rich in body, light in flavor.
Biggest surprise: big beer in small places— Carbondale, Illinois, I’m looking at you.
Bane of my existence: Gwyneth “I literally do not have time to bathe” Paltrow– creepily adorns the cover of this month’s Bon Appétit. She published her debut cookbook, My Father’s Daughter, which has induced much smacking of heads to walls. For example, she notes that Vegenaise is her most used and well loved ingredient and, only a few, minimalist, glossy pages later declares, “I’m not sure how healthy bacon is in general, but I know it’s incredibly delicious.” The author accounts for how much pressure she is under as an actress, blogger, normal mother, and wife with one charming anecdote– “one evening when I had my wood-burning stove going I realized I hadn’t thought of dessert.” A near miss, Gwynnie! I’ll say it for one and all, let
someone anyone else write the books, take a night off from GOOP, and go have a shower.
What food/ beer/ wine/ eye-rolling, dear readers, constituted your week?
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