Welcome to A Few of My Favorite Things, a monthly series where I share the books, articles, home goods and girly items I’m currently digging.
1. This beauty from Lady and Pups is one of the best food blog posts I’ve read in a long time. In it she likens the conversation one has in one’s head while making a pie crust to one between Gollum and Smeagol. (Any other Lord of the Rings nerds up in here?)
2. This has technically been a favorite thing for several months but I really wanted to tell ya’ll about it! Belgian musician Stromae (with whom I am hopelessly obsessed) recently launched a unisex clothing line with his fashion designer wife. Inspired by the need for concert merch, the collection includes polos, sweaters, joggers and socks printed in Stromae’s signature geometric patterns. Aside from the fact that it’s unisex (!!!), I love that the brand uses typical people of all ages and ethnicities in their lookbook as opposed to the emaciated stick figure types. (If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already seen this number).
3. A big congratulations to the talented Molly Yeh on the release of her much-anticipated cookbook, Molly on the Range. Hers is one of the only blogger cookbooks to be named on The New York Times’ “Best Cookbooks of Fall 2016” list.
4. Maille, everyone’s favorite French mustard brand, has released a limited edition New York City-themed set that features a blue cheese flavor to pair with a New York pretzel, a pesto-arugula flavor to mix with cream cheese for your morning bagel, a berry vinegar to drizzle on cheesecake, and a classic Dijon style fresh from the tap (yes, there is such a thing as mustard on tap). This makes the perfect gift for that condiment-loving friend we all have, and you can pick up the set at Maille’s Flatiron and Columbus Circle locations.
5. Meet my new favorite food mag: Jarry. It’s a biannual indie mag that “explores where food and queer culture intersect.” The featured stories, personal essays, recipes and photographs are truly unique, and the beautiful design and quality of the paper makes it the type of magazine you want to hold on to and display on your bookshelf.
6. This must-read exposé about the sugar industry proves that whoever has the most money (typically Coca Cola) gets to control what is accepted as the truth.
What are your favorite things this month?