|It's still summertime, not too late to enjoy a few more Negronis.|
Eater: "Napa Quake May Cost Over $1 Billion in Damages to Vineyards and Restaurants," by Khushbu Shah.
Thankfully, nobody was killed in this week's Northern California quake that struck Napa. Sadly, however, is the significant loss of damage to the area, including to many great restaurants and the irrecoverable loss of a lot of really good wines.
Thrillist: The 21 Best Mexican Restaurants in America, by Adam Lapetina.
Chris and I love dining out at Mexican restaurants. Considering that we've only been to 2 of the 21 on Lapetina's list, we've got some serious eating to do.
CNN Eatocracy: "Salad Daze: From Leafy Greens to Meatloaf Chunks," by Kat Kinsman.
Kinsman asks a great question with this piece, "what counts as salad?" She explores how far the definition has been stretched, including, yes, a meat salad.
Washington Post: "Rose’s Luxury Chef Aaron Silverman Masters the Art of Serious Play," by Tim Carman.
I love visiting hot new restaurants, but I don't like waiting for hours to do so. So don't expect to see a piece on Rose's Luxury on Cook In / Dine Out anytime soon...but I won't rule out never, as chef Aaron Silverman's food does sound amazing. The restaurant, which debuted in D.C. late last year, has captured national attention and is serving food few people discuss as anything less than memorable.
Prevention: "10 Eating Rules Almost All Nutritionists Agree On," by Robin Hilmantel.
I don't believe in fad diets and I don't buy "diet" foods. Nonetheless, I consider myself a healthy eater (mostly), and we subscribe to all 10 of these rules, the best list for eating well that I've seen.
The Bold Italic: "A Four Year-Old Reviews the French Laundry," by Jessica Saia and Isla Bell Murray.
This piece, on a 4 year-old's reaction to each course served during the tasting menu at what many consider America's top restaurant is adorable. Now, I don't know if it's $300 adorable, which is the approximate per-person cost of eating dinner at The French Laundry (not counting drinks, although I'm assuming she didn't partake), but adorable nonetheless.
New York Times: "The Galette Forgives You," by Melissa Clark.
Less work than a pie or tart and more free-form than either is the galette, something I'm really in the mood to make soon (I'm thinking apples).
New York Times: "A Negroni Summer," by Alex Williams.
The Italian summer classic is having its moment. Williams documents its recent rise. Also check out the recent video on making them.
Food & Wine: "How to Buy Bitters for Your Home Bar," by Justine Sterling.
If you enjoyed my recent series on drinks made with cocktail bitters, Sterling's article is a good place to start if you want to grow your own collection of mysterious little bottles.