Oh hello September, “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”. Sorry, couldn’t help myself. Glorious crisp mornings. Frost. Changing leaf colours. This is my favourite time of year.
And appropriately, here is the first (of what will be many) lists of cookbooks that are coming out this autumn. Mostly I felt meh about this list, with a few notable exceptions (hello Modernist Bread, Mossimo Bottura, and Sweet by Ottolenghi and Goh).
A list of food studies journals.
Olia Hercules has a new cookbook out – Kaukasis. It looks beautiful.
Feminist thrillers, with a contemplation on the roles of men/women in crime novels.
It is academic conference season. So this morning naturally I have read two different articles on the point of conferences, and the expense!
Finding your dream by reading Gourmet.
Last week I attended a new community event: Walk Talk Notts. It is a group of people who gather on the last Wednesday of each month to walk and talk about things. It is generally sustainability related so last week we visited Hockley Homegrown. This husband/wife team grow a wide variety of unusual veggies right in the heart of the city. They work with local restaurants and cafes, as well as selling directly to people. The one garden site we visited was just lovely! (And super inspiring for ideas as I bring my allotment back from the wild!)
As I mentioned yesterday, in my 52 Weeks of Sourdough post, we visited Small Food Bakery on the weekend. While there, we ate their samples of pain au chocolat, all filled with different chocolates. (For the record SFB, my favourite was number 2!) They were delicious. And Green Haus had a pop-up shop in the bakery too so I may have purchased new house plants that are a delight.
Kitchen garden goals.
Really rather beautiful hotels, if money is no object. A girl can dream…
For Louisa, chicken-fried steak!!!
Nicole Krauss on her new book, Forest Dark. On my list of things to read.
Have a good week! x