Five Friday Reads 10.04.2015


  • Book Review: Christina Tosi Climbs to the Top of Cool Girl Mountain with Milk Bar Life‘ from Eater. Christina Tosi, the genius mastermind behind Momofuku Milk Bar and blueberries and cream cookies, released her second cookbook this week, Milk Bar Life. Whereas her first cookbook focused on the unique techniques and recipes that helped the Milk Bar earn its reputation, this book puts Tosi at the centre, for better or for worse.
  • When It Comes to Reading, Is Pleasure Suspect?‘ from The New York Times. I was thrilled when Bookends featured Anna Holmes and Benjamin Moser discussing the relation of the reader to pleasure. My view? After endless judgement values from teachers on the books I read or didn’t read, I enjoy reading it all: from the relentlessly pleasurable to the intellectually gratifying (which isn’t to say the two are mutually exclusive).
  • A Passage to India‘ from The New York Times. In 2008, The New York Times convinced food studies scholar Krishendu Ray to visit Indian restaurants around the city and analyze what they revealed about eating ethnic.
  • The Rise of the Mile-High Building‘ from New York Magazine. Architects, engineers and dreamers have long fantasized about building cloud-reaching sky scrapers. But this new mile high building wouldn’t look like it’s predecessors.
  • The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work by Alain de Botton. If you, like me, enjoy De Botton’s highly crafted language that attempts to change our perspective on a host of everyday peculiarities, you’ll enjoy his exploration of the working world, from humble fisheries to big city accountancies.

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