the year is about to change! we will all be brand new again.
the other day, lunch was fittingly spartan– in appearance; a tangle of steamed spinach, some pretty pink boiled fingerlings, and blanched carrots. it was a plate whose prettiness and winning combination of sweet, starchy and mineral achieved glory (while indebted to such simple measures as salt and pepper, olive oil and lemon). supremely satisfying.
lately, I’ve been missing my sisters (what better time of the year to be with your family, playing yahtzee?) and reading the grub st. new york diet, always fascinating, wonderful and endearing. unsurprisingly, sam sifton’s is a highlight; totally brilliant. david rakoff’s is also great.
brotherhood through foodstuffs! that’s something to go off of for the New Year.