U N J A D E D B Y J A N U A R Y . . .
Less than half way into the first month of the year, and our leaders seem hellbent on smashing last year’s record for most horrific and offensive statements - we’re already vetting candidates for his replacement (and anticipating the slew of potential late night parodies) and even mother nature has seemed intent on throwing us into the (freezing) deep end to kick of 2018.
This MLK weekend, however, it feels apt to remember that times of hardship can inspire the greatest of human heroics, so we're aspiring to look on the upside of things this coming year.
And while the New Year often feels like an obligatory diving board into an "upgraded" version of ourselves, it needn't be a time of punishment and self-reprimand. Instead of looking to improve ourselves to death we’re spending this weekend honoring our desires and nourishing our bodies with dishes like this brothy, ginger chicken with bok choy from our upcoming guest chef Seamus Mullen.
A few morsels from around the Cook Space table this week….
WHERE WE’RE WANDERLUSTING
WHAT WE’RE DISCUSSING
How male restauranteurs are navigating the industry in a post #metoo climate
WHERE WE’RE DINING (+ DONATING)
Westbourne, the LA style eatery opening in Soho this week, which donates a portion of each punchase of one of their fabulous (and healthy!) dishes to The Door, to fund hospitality training for youth in our community.
WHAT WE’RE COVETING
These Nude Woman Vases by Rachel Saunders
WHAT WE’RE MAKING
WHAT WE’RE LISTENING TO
The Special Sauce Podcast with Helen You, who, after a childhood of delivering dumplings to her impairsoned activist father in China, traveled to the United States and built one of the finest dumpling establishments in NYC, Dumpling Galaxy
WHAT WE’RE REFLECTING ON
The artist’s responsibility to society, according to the indispensable James Baldwin
WHO’S BATHROOM WE’RE SNOOPING IN
Chef Adam Amann’s at his Copenhagen restaurant Amaans 1921, where the hand soap in the lavatory is custom curated to compliment your meal.
WHAT WE’RE WATCHING
The return of the great David Letterman, on Netflix
WHAT WE'RE NOTICING
How cultures across the globe feed the next generation
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” - Martin Luther King Jr.
T H E C O O K S P A C E C R E W