Favorites List (8.27.13)

Favorites List (8.27.13)

I'm just back from Mexico City, and thought I'd finally publish this favorites list while I unpack and regroup. There are some good A+ reads in this one. xo-h

- Tour de Turrell

- Reading this.

- O.K., Glass - Confessions of a Google Glass Explorer.

- Twelve Days in India with Martin Parr

- Rothko Toast

- What's in Prince's Fridge?

- From William Wegman's Tumblr

- Flavor Bomb Greens N' Noodles

- Excited for the launch of this.

- Zucchini Coconut Noodles

- To Visit

- To visit: Hesiodo by Hierve-Diseñería

- A vintage menu from Alcatraz, 1946

- Pan-charred Broccoli di Ciccio & Nectarines

- Awesome Tapes from Africa

- Playlist: The Shortest Roadtrip

- Summer's Garden

- Bears are funny, sometimes.

- Rough Cut: Nearly all the world's diamonds -- legal or not -- pass through this one Indian city. (great story, you can click to close giant subscription pop-up)

Lead photo: Love having this spot within walking distance, welcome 20th Century Cafe!

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I think of these favorites lists like trail heads. Fun to explore. Thanks! The (hilarious) bear video reminded me of Miley Cyrus at the VMA for some reason. :)


Zucchini coconut noodles? Done and done!

Christina @ The Beautiful Balance

Ha! Prince's fridge!


I am SO completely fascinated with the 1946 Alcatraz menu! And the food actually sounded good. I'd probably not want to escape from prison. Well, that prison. Or maybe I would.

Never mind.

Bev @ Bev Cooks

I read that New Yorker article aloud to my husband and was in hysterics the whole time. The bike messenger and "OK, Glass!" - priceless.


Welcome back. I hope to see pictures of your trip to Mexico City. What did you think of 'violence' there and how did you keep safe?

HS: Hi Quyen - I generally felt safe. I think the best you can do (anywhere you travel) is be aware of your surroundings, know where you're going + how you'll get there and back....I like to be with at least one other person if I don't know a city well, etc...


Please can we have a run down on Mexico City in your travel section?

Hi J - Indeed! I'll try to post one soon. It's a huge city - it's hard to see even a sliver of it in a week...but incredible.

J L Bisset

To visit - I want to go there too. Looks beautiful.

Marta@What should I eat for breakfast today

Thanks for the Awesome Tapes From Africa! Listening now as I work on my husband's blog lol- yeah! It IS awesome!

jeri kim lowe

I can't wait to hear about your trip down south!!! I love those bears btw, but not as much as my male friends. They've been using it as an excuse to scratch corners methinks.

phi @PrincessTofu

Heidi, You really have the best favourites list. You really do! So much fun looking at the links. Thank you!

HS: Thanks Shilpa - I enjoy compiling them!


The shape of the negative space cut from the tart is gorgeous.

HS: The whole place is gorgeous :)


Heidi, I enjoyed listening to The Dog Stars on Audible. I am not usually an, "end of the world", story reader, but found this to be very good. Enjoy!!

HS: Me either! But it was an incredibly good read.

Micha Buller

Heidi I love your favorite lists! always full of treasures!


Heidi, what fabulous reads (just finished with the first 6 items on your list)!! Your post made my day.

La Torontoise

Being from the Twin Cities, Heavy Table is our local source for all things food. The Prince's fridge bit, while a good read, was an April Fool's joke.


Hi!! You where here in México and I didn't know??? I live here!!!! It's an amazing city with beautiful places to visit. Maybe i'll see you next time you come to visit. :)


where is the recipe for the beautiful tart in photo above? i've looked everywhere on your site and can't find it?? I want to make one with fresh organic peaches I just got from local farm here in N.H. thanks! ginger

HS: Hi Ginger, that was a beautiful tart from 20th Century Cafe.


I clicked on your recommended '12 days in India with Martin Parr' link and was quite surprised seeing the image at the top of the article: a tourist in skimpy clothes in a place where people are dressed so modestly... Then I thought the article would perhaps talk about how to be sensitive when taking travel photos and that this photo was an illustration of how to NOT behave as a responsible traveler including being very much aware of your photography manners. But I get the feeling that this trip is more about getting great shots, also people shots, without considering what a huge impact this has on local people. I advice to put the camera away completely, even just for 1 day as a try-out. In culturally sensitive areas this will make a huge difference in your interactions with local people and especially in how local people will view Western tourists.

I hope you enjoyed Mexico City. What an awesome place with all the best (and worst) of the entire country in one big, crazy place!

HS: Hi Heidi - if you have a chance to see more of Martin Parr's work, do so - he has shot in many, many places - Japan, Rome, Britain, India, etc. You have some great points, but I'll note that the women you're referring to on that page is the subject of a photo, not the photographer. Which might change the way you feel about the photo. The central figure in that shot is a Western tourist - in her short shorts surrounded by Indian women dressed in saris.http://www.martinparr.com/books/


Mmm... I may just need to try those flavor blasted greens with an extra blast of flavor from the slow roasted tomatoes I just did yesterday.


I just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying cooking through both of your cookbooks. I got them last Christmas and have been using them since, with several favorites that I go to again and again. Recently I have been trying some of the other recipes, with much delight! You also turned me on to Yotam Ottolenghi's book Jerusalem which we also enjoyed... As a vegan, I appreciate that a lot of your recipes are easily adaptable... Thanks, thanks, thanks for the inspiration!! Wren from Lakeland, FL

HS: Many thanks Wren! Love hearing it - and happy to hear you're also enjoying Jerusalem - it's a rare gem that book. :) -h


About Martin Parr again. Thanks for responding to my comment. Yes, exactly my 2 points (these are indeed 2 separate points):

1. oops, this Western tourist dresses like that in India...?


2. are photo tours in developing countries a good idea?

Thanks for letting me point out my concerns about this one particular suggested link. I love everything else you post so this one just really stood out:)


I picked up a copy of The Dog Stars--I read it and so did my husband. We couldn't put it down. Great book, thanks for the recommendation.


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