Links I Like

Happy Friday! I can’t believe another week has flown by. In two weeks, I’ll be done with my first year of grad school, which doesn’t quite seem conceivable. I have a month-long food management class this summer, then a three-week practice experience with a PR firm (they have food clients and have registered dietitians on staff), and then I have more than a month of vacation! A two-tiered vacation really, since part of that will be vacation from school (but still working) and part will be vacation from work AND school. It’s been so long since that happened that I can’t quite remember what it feels like. Top on my priority list is cooking, from actual recipes. All this writing about home cooking this week has made me miss having the time to do more than simple on-the-fly meal prep. Summer can’t come fast enough. And now, some links:

  • In keeping with this week’s theme, I re-read Michael Pollan’s 2009 New York Times Magazine article, “Out of the Kitchen, Onto the Couch.” I highly recommend!
  • A nice Food 52 post this week on “Mastering Leftovers.” I personally have no problem eating leftovers in whatever form, but I know some people have a thing about leftovers, a thing that can sometimes be overcome by turning those leftovers into something “new.” The other thing I love about this post? It was inspired by Tamar Adler’s An Everlasting Meal, which is sitting on my coffee table screaming “read me!” I must…this summer!
  • I love this “All About Groceries” post from Kath at Kath Eats Real Food. It was fun to write this week about my approach to keeping healthy food in my house and on my plate, but I enjoy reading about other healthy eaters’ approaches as well. Always some idea or tip to pick up!
  • You don’t need to have HBO to watch their four-part documentary, “The Weight of the Nation.” I watched it over the past few days, and I need to watch it again this weekend (I was sort of multi-tasking during the first viewing). Some interesting stuff there. I don’t agree with all of it, and I keep thinking about some suggestions I’ve heard that it should have been called “The Health of the Nation,” because, really, that’s what it’s about, in the end. I may have more to say about this next week.

That’s it for now. I do plan to do some actual cooking-from-recipes this weekend, in honor of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day. I’m not 100% sure what I’ll be making, but I have some ideas, and will post recipes and pix. Until then, have a great weekend!