Weekly A to Z, March 19th.
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Welcoming 41 in style. I’m sending this weekly update from our beautiful villa at the Ritz-Carlton Al Wadi, which has looked after us for the past few days, including an al fresco dinner at The Farmhouse.
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A leisurely week. We enjoyed a night on the terrace at BOCA, with excellent biodynamic wines courtesy of Gramona 1881, otherwise, I’ve kept my head down and edited.
Relevant to this week, why do we eat birthday cake and blow out candles? The Takeout
Should all airports just have a shot bar now? One Mile at a Time
Can someone make banana ‘bacon’ and report back to me? The Kitchn
What ARE the best foods to keep in your pants? The Takeout
When we can travel again, here’s a list of global food museums. Atlas Obscura
The science of ‘better alcohol.’ Food52
The role of food in movies and television. The Takeout
About miscommunication during the past year. The Lily
Build your own mini-pub. (Thanks, Lindsay for the tip!) BBC
Cherry Bombe discusses ghost kitchens (and I think they get a few things wrong). Cherry Bombe
In luxury fruit news, the truth behind $5 strawberries. Grub Steet
Don’t just skip to the recipe (a bit of controversy this week). The Skillet
Pizza Hut x PacMan collab. Food and Wine
How to be enough ‘Asian.’ SF Chronicle
Do you have a food record you’d like to break? The Takeout
The Tasting Class on wine pairing. Foodiva
Casinetto is offering 90% off on delicious food products between 19th-21st March. If it’s cooking at home, it’s with Casinetto! (And yes, you can use my code ATOZ for an extra 10%). #collab
No thoughts, just James.
We’re off to pick up Poppy later today (I missed her so much!!!) and then tomorrow we might try and get a hike in. I also may or may not have lined up delivery of a Roxy Cinema popcorn and treats for Saturday afternoon, and it’s just a matter of determining what to watch… I need to conserve my energy for the week ahead.
Given the number of invites I had for next week, I feel that Dubai is well on the road to recovery. I’ve got book club, then checking out the new Dry Age Boutique at Wafi, over to The Pangolin to preview some of the Dubai Food Festival menu, trying the newly opened Mimi Kakushi, and spending a day at the beach courtesy of the Westin, who has an incredible beach day deal (beach access and a 3-course lunch at either Bussola or Fish). I look forward to reporting back!
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