Weekly A to Z, June 18th.
The one with the finished manuscript.
A lazy Saturday afternoon was made entirely better by The Kakao Guy dropping off their new mango burnt cheesecake, which I brought to share with my fellow volunteers at K9 Friends. #gifted
On Sunday, I received a stunning ribeye from Australia Lamb and Beef. It certainly made deciding what to make for dinner easy... #gifted
For Tuesday, it was over to Carna by Dario Cecchini. It’s been a while since I’ve been to a steakhouse, and this one is interesting. While I still think the entrance to SLS is quite possibly the worst in the city, the use of offal is a unique offer. My suggestion? Pop to S Bar for sundowners — the views of the Dubai skyline are stellar — and then head to dinner. I’ll be posting a full review for my paid subscribers in the next week. Here’s a quick video with highlights from the evening. #invited
Wednesday involved a meeting for a project I’m very excited about (#intentionallyvague), and I finished editing the final draft of my current manuscript (75,170 words, if you’re interested). Next stop, proofreader!
Proud to know so many of the Top 25 Most Influential F&B Women. Caterer
Tresind Studio back at it with another exciting culinary collab. Instagram
Similarly, the 3 fils x Bella collab is happening soon.
Reading up on the Swedish Chef’s latest review. New Yorker
Do you cook backward? Guernica Magazine
I don’t, but I’m glad other people do. New York Times
An interesting question about croissants. HuffPo
What recipes have you been keeping? David Lebovitz
Need these for all my weekly meal prep. Urban Outfitters
Surprised by all the healthy options at Taco Bell. Thrillist
Also surprised Dubai doesn’t have this already. My Modern Met
Here for a watermelon wine slushie. A Classic Twist
Black-owned wine brands to support. Cosmopolitan
Already dreaming of homecooked meals. Cup of Jo
Please talk to me about champagne floats. Food52
Traveling through cooking. Washington Post
Are we over the ‘genius male chef’ trope? Eater
How did Le Creuset become so popular? Fortune
Would you take a Friends cruise? Cruise with Friends
Stumped where to buy alcohol in Dubai? The Tasting Class has you covered.
What’s up for next week? The Bookers are heading over to Chicago Meatpackers (or CMP, as its latest iteration). I’m also (long) overdue for hair color correction, and Poppy needs her yearly vaccinations. We take her to The Vet Hospital, who do so much wonderful work with K9 Friends.
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