Friday Favorites 12.7.2018
Happy Friday, everyone! I haven’t done a Friday Favorites post in awhile, so I’m excited to share with you a few things that have been on my radar recently.
Have you seen this new Netflix food docuseries yet? Andrew and I enjoyed it so much! Author and chef Samin Nosrat travels the world to explore the role of salt, fat, acid, and heat in cooking and creating flavor. She is just wonderful, and I felt calm and happy in a really not-bored way while watching the show.
I’ve been gradually trying to eat more of an anti-inflammatory diet, reducing foods like wheat, dairy, and sugar. Coyo is a delicious and creamy coconut-based yogurt that I’ve been enjoying with granola or as a topping for my favorite (gluten-free) banana bread. Just a dollop will do, though, since a 3/4-cup serving has 390 calories, yikes!
I just finished this fascinating biography of Bunny Mellon, most famous for designing the White House rose garden for President Kennedy. I loved reading about her beautifully curated and decadent life, her passion for gardening, and her decades-long friendship with Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Also, it turns out that two of her properties are right down the street from where I work on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, so I was able to take a walk over for a peek. The buildings were beautiful of course!
Andrew and I FINALLY saw the Black Panther movie, and it was so enjoyable to watch. I don’t typically get into superhero movies, but this one was really good! I’m also a fan of Lupita Nyong’o, so it was fun to watch her in this context.
I read recently that a study found ginger pills to be just as effective at treating pain as ibuprofen! I got these and have been using them instead of painkillers, or will sometimes take one ginger pill and one ibuprofen for a bad headache.
I was so sad to hear of Anthony Bourdain’s death earlier this year. I have been enjoying his shows and books for years and this loss felt very personal. It’s been bittersweet to watch the final episodes of Parts Unknown, knowing that when we get to the end, there won’t be any more. Even so, I’ve loved hearing Tony’s unique perspective on the food and culture locations like Kenya, West Texas, and Spain.
I recently went as a guest to the New York School of Interior Design’s fantastic Dialogues on Design series, where the host interviews a different designer each time. I felt very fancy sipping wine and viewing a slide show of lovely interiors and gardens! Brian Sawyer was the featured designer at the event I attended, and I absolutely LOVED his design style.