The One in Which I Start Thinking About Thanksgiving
“Women run our think tanks and our museums, our biggest defense contractors, our most illustrious spy agency, our tech companies, our newsrooms, and our lobbying outfits. To be a woman in Washington, in short, is to bob around at a new high-water mark for our gender—to be surrounded by a crowd of insanely powerful role models, heroes, and superstars.”
What It’s Like to Be a Woman in Washington: 62 Women Explain, Washingtonian
“…cooking is still a highly feminized pursuit; it’s a skill girls are implicitly expected not only to learn, but enjoy doing. To be feminine, we are told, we must be hospitable, nurturing, giving — qualities that are intimately bound up with feeding those around us.”
It’s so much more than cooking, The Week
An Oral History of Lilith Fair, Vanity Fair
The Beating Heart, Washington Post
Restoring the Sex and Rage to Jane Austen, The Atlantic
What Does Having a Boyfriend Have to Do With Sleep?, New York Times
(I try not to judge, but sometimes people are weird.)
A must watch: a 7-minute video essay on why TikTok offers a credible form of cultural criticism.
I don’t live in Los Angles, but I recently became a subscriber to The Los Angeles Times. Their reporting is taking a more national position these days, and it’s relaunch of the food section has turned into something Jonathan Gold would be proud of. Check out their new YouTube series, Off-Menu.
Believe me: You’ve been underestimating lemons
It’s fall! Time for Instant Pot baked potatoes (with kimchi!)
Where The Times’s Restaurant Critic Likes to Eat, The New York Times
This butternut squash oven risotto looks dreamy
My pal Sahar just moved into a new apartment and this granola from Orangette is the perfect housewarming gift.
Here are 16 fall salad recipes—go, make the most of these vegetables while you can!
This pork, plum, and pistachio rice dish is giving me heart eyes. Maybe this instead of turkey this year?
A bread pudding for the morning after Thanksgiving? Christmas? New Years Day?
These chocolate hazelnut cookies look *chef’s kiss*
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