It’s Evening Two crammed away in my hotel room. It was the first day of my AMA conference, which I loved. I’m lucky in that I love what I do. So much so, that it doesn’t even make me want to kill myself when I’m stuck in a chair listening to someone talk for eight hours straight. Afterwards, I had sushi in a restaurant downstairs (It’s still only 14 degrees, so I’m still not going outside). I went for a salmon nigiri (in an attempt to branch out on my Japanese food), a California roll (not so branched out) and sake!
Then I came upstairs and ate the rest of my Sour Patch Kids. (Damn those Sour Patch Kids and the self-loathing they leave behind.) So I decided to watch more Made in Chelsea and write this blog post to get my mind off of the calories.
I started editing some pictures that I took of a dish I’ve been SO MEANING to post. I finally remembered to take photos of it on Sunday, but I had company and was clearly far more focused on talking than taking pictures because the pictures turned out to be complete shit. I’ll have to try again.
In the meantime, my amazon wish list is growing and growing. I’m filling it up with cook books and travel books and everything pretty. I’ve been dying to add more cookbooks to my arsenal and thought I’d use my boredom and lack of Truffle Mac and Cheese photos to share a few that will be on my bookshelf sooner, rather than later.
First up is Breakfast Lunch Tea by Rose Bakery. I have How to Boil an Egg and just made a tart out of it and I loved it (I promise to share asap). You can find Rose Bakery in Paris (mais oui!), London, Tokyo, Seoul and Tel Aviv.
Next is Mimi‘s new book A Kitchen in France: A Year of Cooking in My Farmhouse. I love Mimi. I want to be her. First of all, she’s gorgeous, her life in Medoc is beautiful and she’s pregnant with her fifth child, with two stepchildren and makes the most amazing food. Oh and her husband is a photographer and takes beautiful pictures of her. All I’ve ever wanted is to live on a farm in France with 7 children and a husband who makes me look like a supermodel in photos. Oh, she was also a model, so there’s that too. Needless to say, I’ve pre-ordered her book.
You had me at “foreword by David Chang”.
Just kidding. No, I’m not. Ivan Ramen: Love, Obsession and Recipes is a ramen restaurant with two locations in Tokyo and two in New York. And I’m pretty sure that I read they were going to add one in LA. Little known fact: I love ramen. Can’t wait to get my paws on this one.
If you’ve looked for a place to book a nice dinner in Paris, there’s no doubt you’ve come across Frenchie. Perhaps you looked far enough in advance to be able to get a reservation (I didn’t). But there is a reason for that popularity and I intend on finding out with this cookbook until I make it back to Paris. (Ugh I miss Paris.)
Finally, I really want Jerusalem. But it’s actually a two for one deal, because I also want Plenty. This came highly recommended by a twitter girlfriend of mine, and the amazon reviews are unreal. FIVE stars?! Sold and sold.
Do you have any favorite cookbooks? Not that I need to add anything else to my wishlist…