∴ I can spend hours reading and looking through the gorgeous words and photos of these interviews.
∴ Check out Saveur magazine’s 2015 Good Taste Awards – This is a pretty long article, but I think it is worth your time, especially if you are interested in different cuisines and food movements in overseas.
∴ In this article Nigel Slater sums up my stance of food and cooking for pleasure: “I am concerned about the current victimisation of food. The apparent need to divide the contents of our plates into heroes and villains. The current villains are sugar and gluten, though it used to be fat, and before that it was salt (and before that it was carbs and … oh, I’ve lost track). It is worth remembering that today’s devil will probably be tomorrow’s angel and vice versa.”
∴ BEST (!) advise on what to write as a blogger and how to be consistent. from Seth Godin – “Saturday Night Live doesn’t go on because it is ready, it goes on because it is 11:30.”
∴ This is really funny: What Instagram photos look beyond their borders
∴ An insider look to the kitchens of foodies around the world: Global Foodies and Their Kitchens
∴ Are cookbooks still useful? – Is Bovary-ism is a new disease that we all suffer from?
∴ Dreaming about Dandellion Chocolate
∴ Who needs a Mercedes when you can have a working golf cart? – Who needs a minivan?
∴ Great Tips for a vegetarian Lifestyle..
∴ Yet another list of “Uses & Benefits of Coconut Oil”
FOOD & RECIPES
∴ It is hard to believe something that looks this good is vegan and healthy: Vegan Wagon Wheels
∴ I am totally obsessed with mille-feuilling everything. And this mushroom upon mushrooms is genius!
∴ Fading Borders – Travel to Iran and A Simple Persian Pumpkin Dessert from Labnoon
∴ Dreamy Strawberry Jam Doughnuts
∴ Is this #forreal? Corn Bread with Plums
∴ I am loving this Broccoli Arancini with Marinara Sauce – And a BIG congrats is in order.
∴ Beautiful New Hampshire and Peach Pie Salvation from lovely Thyme
∴ My kind of healthy & delicious: Baby Beetroot, Quinoa and Cumkuat Salad
∴ Italian Pressed Sandwich – #YUM!
∴ Individually portioned Flourless Chocolate Cakes ♥
∴ Dark food photography at its best with this Gluten-Free Bee Sting Cake with Coconut Sugar and Raspberry Cream
VIDEOS, PODCASTS, BOOKS
∴ The crazy simple stress-busting tool – (5:24) Oh and it works!
∴ Cake sculpture artists (3:46) – Cake as an art.
∴ Do you feel like you are stuck with whatever it is that you are create? Are you fearful of failure, insignificance, judgement, etc.? If so, listen to Courage & the Creative Pursuit (Episode 056 – 28 min) from Portfolio Life to find out not only that you are not alone, but also there are ways to deal with these kinds of emotions.
∴ Currently reading & loving: Austin Kleon’s Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered. He is the author of Steal Like an Artist, one of my favorite books that I think every creator should read.
Before I let you go, I want to leave you with a quote from Seth Godin’s 6000th blog post. I wrote this on a post-it note and put it on the wall in front of my desk. I think it is a helpful reminder for all writers & creatives.
Writer’s block is a myth, a recent invention, a cultural malady.
More important than the output, though, is the act itself. The act of doing it every day. When you commit to a practice, you will certainly have days when you don’t feel like it, when you believe it’s not your best work, when the muse deserts you. But, when you keep your commitment, the muse returns. When you keep your commitment, the work happens.
It doesn’t matter if anyone reads it, buys it, sponsors it or shares it. It matters that you show up.
Thanks for reading.. See you in October!
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