Reading (12/7)

I like this infographic tracing Ottolenghi’s relationship with certain ingredients through his recipe books.

Summer trifle from Lily Vanilli.

We should grow more indigenous foods in South Africa.

I made these aubergine rolls for dinner last week, and baked them in a tomato sauce with some mozzarella. They were ridiculously good.

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Other things I made from the newspapers this weekend: a ridiculously more-ish lamb and pitta salad from Peter Gordon (we used apricots as we couldn’t find figs) and a cherry clafoutis.

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I met Alicia at the Longhouse Food Scholars programme in 2014. She is a total legend, and chef extraordinare. I honed my pasta making skills under her guidance. This is a great write up of her place in NYC – Once Upon A Tart.

An old article (2014) but a cool list of Bon Appetit’s Favourite Cookbook Stores.

Joan Didion’s answers to the ‘Proust Questionnaire’.

Molly Yeh’s photographs in her latest blog post make me want to organise a food and writing retreat somewhere hot and sunny, and talk to people about food, and cook all day. (Watch this space!)

This week, I want to make these carrots.

I’ve finally finished Sophie’s Bakery for the Broken-Hearted and I am now rereading Behind the Scenes at the Museum, mostly because Kate wrote about it in her Guardian column last week and now I have to reread it for all the food scenes I missed the first time. I fell down a rabbit hole on her blog and found these Youtube videos of Julia making croissants.

A series of cool infographics and relatable statistics about lay vs expert nutrition knowledge in the USA. Think you think like a nutritionist when it comes to foodstuffs? Don’t be too smug. (Via Smitten Kitchen)

Cooking paella in rural Spain.

Strawberry obsessive.

A guide to eating along the American coast.

More advice on cooking with cherries.