If you have the Cooking Channel, I hope you’ve tuned in on Saturday afternoon’s to watch Rachel Khoo. Her food is so simple and delicious, and she’s absolutely hilarious!
Rachel’s book just came out in the US last week. You can buy it here on Amazon.
Many thanks to VV for featuring me on the new Friday Five! Click here to see the whole post.
I will always love the hospitality industry, having been raised by parents who owned a restaurant and then working in the industry myself throughout my college years. One of my fondest memories of the business is the family-style meals we ate together as a service team before every shift.
Random House just recently released a book called, Off the Menu, which is a collection of recipes from America’s top chefs, created for their staff meals. Some of the contributors include Dan Barber, Danny Myers, Jose Garces, Andrew Feinberg and John Besh. I can’t wait to read the stories and try the recipes. Guess this is the first thing on my Christmas wish list!
I can’t stop reading this summer. There are so many books I want to read and so little time!
I haven’t read all of these yet, but they’re all on my list. Enjoy!
The Paris Wife, Paula McClain
An Object of Beauty, Steve Martin
The First Husband, Laura Dave
Stories I Only Tell My Friends, Rob Lowe
La Seduction, Elaine Sciolino
Season to Taste, Holly Birnbaum
White Teeth, Zadie Smith
I’m completely and madly obsessed with Pinterest. Have you heard of it? It’s an amazing site where you can “pin” images to your own online “bulletin boards”. It’s so easy and so much fun! Here’s my site – check it out!
I’m madly in love with all things Taschen – they publish/sell the most amazing books. I could get lost in their stores for hours (which I did this past weekend in Paris). My latest find was a Keel’s Simple Diary. Folks have been talking about how fabulous these little journal’s are for quite some time, but I had no idea how FABULOUS until I started reading one.
Here is a little sampling of the zany things asked in the Keel’s Simple Diary:
Your day was: 1. a freakshow 2. a no-show 3. a showdown.
The most horrifying couple you know: ________________ and ________________.
It would be foolish to: ___________________.
Something you regret for no particular reason: ____________________.
You are good to go? Y/N
What or who makes you nervous and you really never understood why: _________________.
Your day was: 1. a lettuce 2. an ostrich 3. a bonus.
You prefer: 1. strong wind 2. heavy rain.
So, I couldn’t sleep again. I was up all night reading, browsing the web and came across a FABULOUS new blog called Mrs. Lilien. And, fabulous is really an understatement. This blog is phenomenal, totally-over-the-top amazing. Here are some of my favorite posts…
In honor of Valentine’s Day, Mrs. McNaughty…
Blinging in the rain…
A life bedazzled…
A Business Mrs…
A Moxy Mrs…
Cha, Cha (hoo) Rah!
Coincidentally enough, “Mrs. Lilien” designed the logo for the Kari Feinstein Style Lounge, which the company I work for was just part of before the Golden Globes. Makes me love her site and designs even more!
My third and final post of the Taschen books: London. This city holds a special place in my heart, and this book brought back a lot of wonderful memories.
I’ve been dreaming of a Parisian vacation for far too long now – this only makes me want to go more…