Happy Day-After-Valentine's-Day everyone! I hope your life is filled with love of all kinds. Did you do anything romantic to celebrate? I ate dumplings at Dorshi and then went for drinks with all of my friends. I'm not sure if that counts as romantic. It feels it to me. This week has been pretty intense, work-wise so I'm quite grateful for a low-key weekend. We're Pub Quiz-ing tonight, which I think is the most taxing thing that I will have to do.
This week I ate all the Thai food at My Thai, a new place behind the Merrion Centre in Leeds. It was £30 for two of us, including two courses and a bottle of wine, making it maybe the cheapest place I've ever eaten. I was so full of delicious rice by the end, which is a pretty excellent result for a Tuesday night. I've also read two books - one brilliant, one not so much - as well as perfecting a pasta sauce recipe, rearranging my cookbook shelf, and making hundreds of pancakes for a recipe over on The High Tea Cast. All in all, a successful week. How was yours?
- Let's learn about some distinguished lady chefs!
- There's no gang I would rather be in than the 'ladies of SNL gang'. Those chicks are awesome.
- This is a big question: How do you grieve for an Internet friend?
- We should talk about the ethics of restaurant blogging. I need to think about this more.
- We should also talk more about money: Why it's a problem that writers never talk about where their money comes from.
- What do school lunches around the world look like? I could do with that Italian lunch right now...
- The gloves are off - why London food critics are so wrong about Yorkshire (and they often are very wrong).
- This is the most adorable thing I've seen all week: Australia's Oldest Man Knits Sweaters For Penguins
- Apart from this: happy couples together for over 50 years. #lifegoal
- Ruby Tandoh: My Life in Food. I love how she writes.
- Forever wishing I was/was friends with Joy the Baker. Her attitude to food is so good and so normal.