Reading List (9/8)

Hope you’re all watching as much of the Olympics as we are. I’ve been excited to see some South African medals in the pool and have been watching the gymnastics. This afternoon South Africa take on Spain in the men’s rugby 7s. We shall be keeping an eye on that!

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Graffiti on the streets of Johannesburg.

Foie gras from Spain. (And click through to the link of Dan Barber’s TED talk about the geese, it is great.)

More ice cream ideas for this weather. Malt ice cream. A brief history of the it’s it. And peach melba popsicles. Blueberry and plum pie.

These photographs of tomatoes and a few ideas for the tomato glut.  More ideas about summer cooking here, here and here.

A reminder that you don’t have to be successful young. ‘We can always make the choice to start becoming something else‘.

For Jane: portraits of goats.

Should your doctor be prescribing more more fruits and vegetables?

Oh my gawd. Photographs of a tiny bunny.

A dinner party but with a nutritional milk-like drink (soylent) instead of food. Does this idea fill you with horror, fascination and (just a small amount of) disgust? It does me. But then, I have never been a fan of replacing meals with milkshake-like drinks because for me, the pleasure is in the act of eating as much as it is in the act of conversation. What are your thoughts?

Types of men to date.

Listen to the compelling conversation with Marlon James (author of A Brief History of Seven Killings – on my list of things to read on holiday) on my new podcast find of the week: Shakespeare and Company.

I’m halfway through Lie with Me by Sabine Durrant. I bought it on a whim because it was £1.99 on the Kindle store last week (and because it was sold as a Gone Girl/The Girl on the Train type book). I keep reading it before going to bed and then staying up late because I cannot put it down. It’s a whodunnit set on a Greek island with a male protagonist whom I don’t really think I like.

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Have a good week!