Friday, October 16, 2009

Weekly Round-Up

The stunning pictures from the Field to Fork Dinner that St. Brigid's Farm hosted recently has got me mourning the loss of the warm weather and outdoor dining. And the fact that I don't have a readily accessible meadow in which to host parties.

Ms. Paltrow (via Goop) seems to have turned away from soy mayonaise and tofu and towards large quantities of oil. Perhaps that's why I'm finally lusting after her recipes.

I've been an avid reader of Lisa Borgnes Giramonti's blog A Bloomsbury Life since she started writing it, and was thrilled to hear that W Magazine had asked her to write a short series of blogs entries as well. The series is just as compelling as her blog, and she's got me hankering for all sorts of odds and ends. And for that $50,000 National Geographic trip around the world.

And lastly, I have found THE brunch spot. Generally I'm lukewarm about the idea of brunch...eggs with insipid hollandaise sauce does not inspire. But the shrimp and grits I had at Locanda Verde in Tribeca on Sunday most certainly did. My plate was completely clean by the end...not even the celeb sightings could distract me from my food. Or at least, not too much.

3 comments:

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Oh Laura...this made my day ! I love this so much.....I checked out the blog..will spend the weekend enjoying it....thank you so much for sharing it..it looks so wonderful......

And we are sitting out here in HOT Santa Ana winds..... not my favorite thing..what happened to Fall...

Jane said...

Hi Laura - Vanity Fair has online at the moment a hilarious (mean but still funny) take on Goop. I guess we have to poke fun at someone that perfect. I don't like brunch either but well done it can be fantastic. xoox

Laura [What I Like] said...

Jane - Just tracked it down...hilarious!

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