We're loath to expect too much from Mother Nature these days, but we're taking full advantage of at least 24 hours of blissfully blue skies here at our skylit studio, just in time for our Kitchen Art Class tomorrow with Cook Space founder Michelle Mannix and artist Jean Rim.
With gatherings galore on the docket next week, starting with a course in perfecting pasta from chef Miller of Rucola (one of our absolute FAVORITE restaurants) followed by our Dumpling Making Class, we'll be fully primed to make the most of all the upcoming picnics, potlucks and parties this season. In the meantime, we plan on taking today to strip down, step out and celebrate a somewhat less deplorable Congress this Friday afternoon with a curbside cone or two.
L I F E B E Y O N D T H E R E C I P E . . .
WHAT WE’RE ABOUT TO SEE ALLLL OVER INSTAGRAM
HOW WE’RE SPENDING OUR SATURDAY
WHO’S BRAVERY WE’RE AWED BY
Junot Diaz, who recounts his crushing tale of childhood trauma in this week’s New Yorker
THE WOMAN WE’RE WOWED BY
The perpetually impeccable Amal Clooney, speaking this week on the MeToo movement and females empowerment in the modern age
WHAT WE’RE TRYING
Pretty much anything our girl, Megan over at GOOP has on her sample list, but particularly this Miracle Balm
WHAT WE CAN’T WAIT TO WATCH
“The Quest of Alain Ducaisse” - a documentary on the world renowned chef’s pursuit of perfection and partnership in food, out June 8th
THE PODCASTS WE’RE STREAMING
David Remnick’s interview of Parkland’s Emma Gonzales for the New Yorker, GirlBoss’ fascinating discussion with lit agent Andy McNicol, and the long awaited return of our favorites at The High Low
WHAT’S ON OUR APRIL READING LIST
HOW WE’RE CHILLING OUT
With the newly launched Chill Times, the digital oasis for those who can’t make it to the Chill House
THE TRIP WE’D LIKE TO TAKE
That of Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith, currently journeying the country on a mission to use words as a “re-humanizing force” in a divided nation.
THE SPACE WE’RE SPYING
The newly opened Refettorio Felix, the latest community kitchen in Massimo Bottura’s collection of food halls creating beautiful meals from surplus food waste for the masses (and looking mighty fine doing it, too)
T H E C O O K S P A C E C R E W