We’re pretty excited about our exclusive new color from Le Creuset. Honey is a warm, ombré yellow that keeps the kitchen cheerful—no matter how dreary it gets outside. In fact, this yellow has sparked so much cheeriness in gray Seattle, our team has been pulling together all their favorite yellow pieces into one honey-colored sunbeam of a test kitchen. If yellow’s your thing, check out our ten favorites for the season.
Happy Friday! This week’s links show us how to make the most of cocktail bitters, give a peek into the restaurant of the future, share tips for keeping leafy greens leafy and green, and more.
This week’s links bring us insider looks at professional restaurants, the cutest cookies and coffee drawings, boiled eels, an update on the season’s biggest flavor profile and more.
“Do you think you could do a blog post on the history of pumpkin spice?” my editor recently asked.
“Sure,” I said. “Any particular reason?”
“Baked NYC, a baking company in Brooklyn, has created a line of pumpkin-spice mixes for us. Pumpkin spice is kind of a thing, so I thought some background on the trend would be a good angle.”
I returned to my editor a…
So a little while back, we held a root beer tasting with anything-but-conclusive results. For every root beer we tried, at least one of our tasters absolutely hated it and at least one crowned it the winner. We were so all over the place that we’re turning it over to you guys: which is the best root beer out there? Vote below, and then defend your choice in the comments!
Dorothy’s ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz. A baseball from the 1937 All-Star game. Julia Child’s kitchen — the whole kitchen, from the tools she cooked with to her actual kitchen sink. If it’s cool and noteworthy, it’s at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. And you know we think Julia’s kitchen is the coolest.
At Sur La Table, we’re incredibly excited to be a…
This week, yogurt is even cooler than we thought, cottage cheese is feeling overlooked, kale might actually be bad for you and foie gras might not be as unethical as previously thought? Also, we want to know which cultured dairy you prefer — don’t miss our poll at the bottom of this post.
- We love Le Creuset. And we love David Lebovitz — who just happened to tour the factory. [David Lebovitz]
- Is juicing “a solution to a problem that doesn’t really exist?” [Lucky Peach]
- “’Basil-flecked’ just makes me want to kill somebody,” and more revelations from Christopher Kimball. [Longreads]
- Shrimp trees, Jell-O molds and so many more delightful dishes on the menu for “The Astronaut Wives Club.” [Bon Appétit]
Plates up if you’re excited! We have not one, but two new stores in the Sur La Table family to tell you about: one at the freshly redeveloped Hilldale shopping center in Madison, Wisconsin, and the other in the North Hills shopping center in midtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Our Hilldale store opened last week to record-breaking crowds (fun fact: the top items purchased? Moscow Mule…
- “Macaron” is now officially part of the Merriam-Webster dictionary. [Merriam-Webster]
- One artist is taking small bites to new levels. [BuzzFeed]
- A whole bunch of ideas for improving your iced tea. [Tasting Table]
- Your favorite mom-and-pop brands might not be so mom-and-pop. [Fast Company]
- Setting up a wedding registry? Here’s what one writer wished she’d known beforehand. [The Kitchn]
- Sometimes you just need to watch a cute…
This week, we learn a little bit about ourselves by looking at the coffee we drink, say goodbye to some beloved TV personalities and shows, learn about the marketers behind fondue, and more. So happy Friday — and have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
- Your favorite coffee says a lot about you. [Huffington Post]
- Also, you really should be drinking whole milk. [Quartz]
Today brings us unsettling news from the bourbon industry, remembrances of growing up as Alice Waters’ daughter, a peek into a bar only Wes Anderson could design, a no-holds-barred review of meal-replacement Soylent and more — including a reader poll!
- Are bourbon marketers misleading us? Most likely. [NPR]
- What do you grow up eating when you grow up the daughter of Alice Waters? [Lucky…