Reading List (1/3)

How is it March? How is it even possible that it is March already? Easter is now only a few weeks away! (Okay yes, it is super early this year but still.) I’ve been eating Daim bar mini eggs for weeks and last week broke into the Cadbury mini eggs stash (a sign of impending doom I am sure). My job concludes next month and I haven’t yet found an alternative. Gah. Things are moving to fast! Stop the world, I want to get off.

Failing that, here is this week’s reading list!

Margot Henderson (swoon, female chef crush) on women in kitchens, and how we need to make space for different types of chefs in professional kitchens.

A love letter to public libraries. A reminder that a library is not just a place to borrow books, or leaf through magazines. It is also a place for people to work, to gather, and to engage in their local communities.

Cooking with children.

On writing and figs.

The wilds of Skye – if like me you are pining for the wild outdoors, open dark skies and the occasional hairy coo, don’t read this now.

I’m currently reading Not that kind of girl by Lena Dunham. It’s a funny, insightful little book detailing the rigours/disasters/encounters of having to grow up and behave like an adult.

The Life Project – this is a fascinating article on a longitudinal research project, following people through their lives from birth to the grave.

I love this series on Serious Eats ‘The Comfort Food Diaries‘ and particularly this essay on the cupcake by Helen Rosner. Just reading it makes me want to make some. Maybe this weekend.

This video and interview.