24 April 2009

Weekend Reading List

Although I don't cook, I fantasize about this often, and in my mind's eye, I can whip up clever and delicious dinners for 16 at the drop of a hat. I know, when I eventually pick up this life skill(I like to think I have this in my genes as Mom is a genius cook), I will have a library of cooking literature at the ready. My latest, "culled" from Joe's desk (he's in Milan, poor thing) at the office is Nigella Lawson's How To Eat: The Pleasures And Principles Of Good Food. I love the voluptuous Ms Lawson, don't you? This book is quite unlike her though: Textbookish with hardly any lush pictures - and none of her! I also printed out scads from links sent to me by friends, a few lengthy pieces by Gail Sheehy from the archives of New York, thanks to Kay, and a Salon.com review of HBO's Grey Gardens, thanks to CCF, all are about Big and Little Edie, which is just the thing to read in my current personal downturn. I just want to lie in my darkened room read about decayed glamour and imaginery feasts.
I also bought the latest Fantastic Man - $22.90 - can you believe it? Ouch! and other mags so I really don't need to leave my room all weekend, if ever.


  1. the domestic goddess just oozes deliciousness.

  2. i like her posh accent, and the fact that she isn't shy being quite big.