World Dinner Club

World Dinner Club
World Dinner Club

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Moments of Zen

For the last few days I have run out of the house without pausing to have my ritual cup of coffee. Forcing myself to slowdown, I made a cup this morning.  It was wonderful. What was I thinking?

I haven't traveled for work in sometime, which is quite alright.. it's rarely glamorous and even when it is somewhere cool, you don't get to enjoy it much.  (I had imagined it was quite the contrary when I was a student).  However, I'm committed to finding the fun in my day when I can enjoy it. Last year in Miami  for 10 minutes every morning I would pretend (at sunrise) to be able to relax over breakfast and feel like I was getting away from it all... before starting a 15 hour work day.  Thank goodness the coffee was strong. A reminder that life's not too busy to stop and smell the French press.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Cooking Revealed at TED

Modernist Cuisine is a epic book by Nathan Myhrvold and a novel contribution to cooking literature.  You gain an appreciation for the creative photography in the book from this video.

The 10 Most Annoying Restaurant Trends | Zagat

The 10 Most Annoying Restaurant Trends | Zagat:

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I really agree with the number one complaint here. The communal table is frequently annoying or even awkward more than it is charming.