Weekly Love: Week 126
One for my American readers today: finally, almost a year after it was published here in the UK, Student Eats is available to pre-order (it is out on June 26th) in the USA! (You can pre-order your copy here!) I never really thought about anyone but a British audience when I wrote the book; my own American college experience taught me people either lived in dorms where you can’t cook, or actually had pretty decent skills if they lived out. However, since the book came out over here I’ve found this is simply not the case, quite a few of you were after a great, student cookbook, especially as a gift for college-bound family members. I can’t wait for you to get your hands on it, and sorry about the long wait (blame my publishers, not me!)
1. Apparently Kelly and I were the first people to order the FC Deluxe Platter at Fancy Crab. It was totally worth it, and look out for a review of this fantastic seafood restaurant coming soon! | 2. A throwback to our bloggers day out to the Kew Gardens Orchid Festival (finishing this weekend, you can still grab tickets!) | 3. Cold, crisp but gloriously sunny walks through the Kentish countryside. | 4. Spring blooms’s putting a smile on my face. | 5. Some of the best pasta I’ve ever had at Pastaio in Soho – again, another review to look out for! | 6. Camilla posted her first Instagram. Obviously it was about how unimpressed she is with her humans.
- Moving away from people food for the moment, this is how best to store your pets food safely.
- Apparently I can polish my stainless steel kitchen sink with flour. Now I’m curious.
- Liv has written a great post on her career, showing how it is okay if you think dropping out of uni really is the best thing for you (I nearly did) and that you don’t have a regular 9-5.
- Also, she has found the most beautiful Cotswold hotel for the night in The Falcon Inn.
- And, her post on the process of buying her first house with her fiancee Joe was super fascinating, and I’m sure will be super useful if you’re in a similar position.
- Molly flew to South Korea to film some arts and culture segments at the Olympics, and her food/ photo diary looks utterly insane.
- I always use scissors to eat pizza at home, but maybe I should be using them to save on the washing up during food prep like they do in Burma, too?
- Here are 15 reasons why it is so easy to fall in love with London.
- The Kitchn has shared some great reader tips for reducing food waste. Also, they have some great tips for de-cluttering your cookbook collection, though #4 is totally stupid.
- Food 52 has the lowdown on if you can safely eat the rinds of your favourite cheeses.
- Refinery 29 also has some great tips on how to thrive as a freelancer. Also, they’ve put together a guide to building a desk pantry. If you work an office job, I think you need one.
- Julia has put together a great guide on where to travel to see spring blooms this year.
- Mani took some beautiful photos when she was exploring Chiang Mai.
- Sarah and Kiel went to Neuschwanstein for Christmas and it looked magical.
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