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Ham & Biscuits, a Kitchen Hearth & Nice Vases

Tad and I went to a celebration for Amor Towles’s new story assortment, Desk for Two, at his dwelling in Manhattan. He served two plump, superbly glazed hams subsequent to a basket of recent biscuits—reminding me, an over-planner, that maintaining it easy is usually one of the best ways to go. So let’s plan a ham and biscuit occasion proper now:

On the Menu

On the Desk

On the occasion, I talked to a different creator, who I received’t identify, in any other case I’d be justly accused of name-dropping. We have been speaking about throwing events and he advised me that he and his husband used to host what they referred to as Fridays at Dwelling. They opened their home each Friday night from 7 to 9 p.m. to whoever on an extended listing of mates may make it. Round 8 p.m., they’d take a headcount to see who was nonetheless round after which they’d order takeout to feed them. And so they usually performed one thing referred to as (I believe) the Criticism Sport, the place everybody had the stage for 1-2 minutes to lodge a criticism about life. Who doesn’t love an opportunity to complain, particularly with an viewers! (The most typical gripe? Individuals meandering on sidewalks and subway stairs whereas texting.)

I like this concept. Now, I simply must spherical up some mates…

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Anna, our dry, chill host of Break An Egg, had her child!! Our crew has been subbing in for her internet hosting duties, and, Anna, in case you’re studying this, I’m sorry to say that I bought referred to as in. Issues went okay for a bit. I had Ali Cayne from Haven’s Kitchen, Jamie Erickson from Poppy’s, Alexandra Stafford, and Auzerais Bellamy of Blondery in to cook dinner with me (completed movies coming quickly!). After which I practically set our check kitchen on fireplace after I put a double oven mitt immediately over a lit burner. Whoops! Flames leapt. Cellphone cameras have been out. Fortunately, there was water close by.

We made the breakfast pizza from Alexandra Stafford’s new guide, “Pizza Evening.”

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Auzerais Bellamy of Blondery took a break from blondies to make banana bread.

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Haven’s Kitchen’s Ali Cayne got here in together with her new aioli.

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Fortunately, we all know the place to get extra double oven mitts.

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So let’s discuss what the less-dangerous members of our crew are doing:

• César developed a recipe for Tarta de Santiago, historically an almond cake, and he added some hazelnut flour to it.

• Our Store crew hunted down some particularly good merchandise for Earth Month and Mom’s Day.

On My Listing

These are so significantly better than plastic luggage for storing vegetable and fruit scraps!

This bin is sweet for the earth and stylish! (It is offered out in the intervening time, however we’ll be stocking extra—signal as much as get notified once they’re again within the Store!)

Effectively-designed, reasonably priced vases are exhausting to return by.

This can be a nice, self-watering planter for the generally forgetful plant guardian.

We’ve bought three extra days till the weekend—let’s make them nice!


Earlier than beginning Food52 with Merrill, I used to be a meals author and editor on the New York Instances. I’ve written a number of books, together with “Cooking for Mr. Latte” and “The Important New York Instances Cookbook.” I performed myself in “Julie & Julia” — hope you did not blink, or you might have missed the scene! I dwell in Brooklyn with my husband, Tad, and twins, Walker and Addison.

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