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’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.