Weekly Love: Week 177
Now the dust has started to settle and it has really sunk in that Britain will be leaving the European Union, on the political side of things I’ve been deluged in decent, thought provoking comment pieces to sink my teeth in. On what Brexit means for British food supply and policy, I wanted to use this space to highlight one long read and one policy paper that anyone interested in the future of what we eat should read: in The New Yorker food historian and Telegraph columnist Bee Wilson has given a great overview of what Brexit means for what appears on our plate. Referenced in Bee’s article, Tim Lang is Britain’s expert on food policy, and he has joined together with Victoria Schoen, who is in food research to write a fascinating policy paper on the topic; one to settle down to a piece of cake and cup of tea with. Sobering food for thought.
1. The only thing better than California strawberries? Strawberry season in Kent. | 2. Celebrating with an aperitifo from Waitrose Food magazine: blood orange juice, Campari, Prosecco and fresh raspberries. | 3. Hotel Chocolat were kind enough to send me one of their new Raspberry & Caramel lollies. Obviously I took it to chill during my lunch break on the beach. | 4. Pork gyoza complete with spring onions and chilli oil from Koi Ramen at Pop Brixton. | 5. Crashing out on the beach in the sunshine after just a little bit too much champagne at The Sportsman. | 6. Pea Panna Cotta and Chapel Down Rose at The Corner House, Canterbury’s newest foodie edition – a full review to follow soon!
- If you’re after a speedy summer seafood pasta dish that is ready in just 15 minutes, I’ve made Spaghetti with Mussels for Great British Chefs.
- Briony’s message of love and change following the EU Referendum from a political staffer by day, blogger by night is the post I wish I had written.
- The Everygirl profiles the team of twenty-something ladies who work for Michelle Obama as part of the White House Social Office in the East Wing.
- Feeding my love for all things Brazil this summer, Carrie takes us on a whistle stop tour of Rio.
- Emiko Davies on how Italians eat to beat the heat.
- Lucy took a road trip from London to Norfolk, via Cambridge.
- Here are 5 mistakes to avoid when you’re cooking on an open fire.
- This is where to stay and what to do in Mexico City.
- Megan has shared some photos from summer in Paris that are frankly dreamy.
- Australia? The Newport looks like the place to be in Sophie’s stunning photos.
- The Pool on how more and more people (like me) are choosing to do two part time jobs (usually one creative) rather than one full time one. It might be better for you. (via Amy)
7. Rainy day Sunday night suppers of sausages roasted with leeks, apples, red onions and leftover bread croutons with a mustard soured cream sauce. | 8. Local cherries outside the greengrocer on Deal High Street. | 9. Clear blue skies over Deal pier. | 10. Sharing my favourite Canterbury eats in Sainsbury’s Magazine. | 11. Dessert sharing platter at The Corner House. | 12. Kentish gooseberry season.
- Photos from Jeff Koons’ latest London show, for your lunch break.
- The countryside in Slovenia is beautiful. And they have great wines.
- Here are 5 strategies for keeping the drinks in your cooler cold all day.
- I wish tomatillos were easier to track down so that I could make this salsa this summer.
- Cartier put together a trip to Marrakech and the photos look absolutely magical.
- If, like me, you get home grown tomatoes every summer you’ll be all over imaginative new ways to enjoy them. Me? I am already all over the Savoury Tomato Cobbler recipe.
- 5 ways living in France changed this writers eating habits.
- Also, how have I never tried this giant French picnic baguette before?
- Here are the best ice cream spots in L.A. me? I adore Sprinkles and Cool Haus.
- Korean Barbecue Burritos you can make at home, people.
- Why we need to think a bit more carefully about the use of the word ‘healthy’.
- Someone has distilled vodka from the North Californian fog.
- Here are 4 great tips for taking lighter, brighter photos.
What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? I’m back in Brittany for the next week for my summer holiday (I’ve had so much on I’m keeping it low key this year) so I’m looking forward to getting through a mountain of books, aperitifs of French wine and local oysters on the patio, and getting to grips with our new built in barbecue.