Welcome to this edition of Dimanche (That Means Sunday), a roundup of things that caught my eye this past week.
This week was a rough week for me, as you might have seen in an earlier post. I’m struggling with a breakup and all that entails.
The good news is, I found plenty of ways to distract myself. I threw myself into work, read a lot, and spent time outside. When you’re going through a hard time, it helps to focus on the things you can control instead of the things you can’t. I’m still sad but knowing that I have loving, supportive people in my life and the same dreams and goals makes going through this time a little easier.
Without further ado, here is Dimanche:
In case you missed it, a giant Jeff Goldblum statue showed up in London last week. I enjoyed reading this Vulture story, which is written in Goldblum’s voice. More cities around the world need a gigantic statue of shirtless Jeff Goldblum, in my
completely unbiased opinion.
I got to talk to the owners of Perennial City Composting this week and they’re such an inspiration. Tim and Beth Kiefer started the business to provide composting services in St. Louis and develop a model of sustainable agriculture. You can read more about them and their work in my latest story for St. Louis Magazine.
I was heartbroken to hear about Jonathan Gold’s passing. Gold was the restaurant critic for the Los Angeles Times and the subject of one of my favorite documentaries, “City of Gold.” I never had the pleasure of meeting him but we talked occasionally on Twitter. He was an inspiration for me and so many other food writers. RIP. Read Gold’s obituary in the Los Angeles Times.
Clementine’s serves some of the best ice cream in St. Louis and their affogato just became my new favorite dessert. For those of you who are unfamiliar with affogato, it’s an Italian dessert that combines a scoop of ice cream with a shot of espresso. If you go to Clementine’s and order one, I’d highly recommend getting it with the salted crack caramel.
Speaking of delicious St. Louis food… A doughnut feature that I worked on with a bunch of other writers and editors was just published online in St. Louis Magazine. We highlight some of the best places to get doughnuts in town. Come for the recs, stay for the pictures of doughnuts.
My coworker just loaned me “Six Seasons,” a vegetable-centric cookbook by Joshua McFadden. I can’t wait to make some recipes from it. The one I’m planning for dinner combines summer corn with farro, tomatoes, and homemade croutons. Check out the cookbook here.
Last but certainly not least, I’m also excited about another cookbook I acquired recently. I bought “Love & Lemons” on Prime Day when it was marked down to $10. It was a steal for the price and probably one of the last things I’ll buy on Amazon before I delete Prime (why are you extorting me, Amazon?). I made the recipe for pita pizzas with peaches and I’ll be posting about it here later this week.
Enjoy your week! Here’s a song to get you started.