#FavoriteThings Friday

Mr. Foodie and I spent three hours at our local library today! There is nothing like a quiet library to get a TON of work done. Also, I challenge anyone who says “what use are libraries anymore” to visit one and see just how many people use it for reading, studying, working, researching, tutoring, meetings,…

Julia’s Kitchen Wisdom: Review

It might seem odd to derive much pleasure from reading cookbooks, but for me nothing (not even trolling Pinterest and watching cooking shows) gives me as much pleasure as leisurely flipping though a new (or old) cookbook. As part of my continuing education and immersion in all things cooking, I’ve picked up new cookbooks from…

Review: Provence 1970 by Luke Barr

As a graduate student, I studied the 20th century expat Americans who lived in Europe between and around the two world wars, but it wasn’t until my former roommate and awesome friend Becca gave me the Alice B. Tolkas Cookbook that I realized there was so much incredible food writing from this group and this…