What I'm Reading | March 2015

Life & Thyme Issue One

One of the most exciting moments in March arrived very early in the month. On March 3, Issue One of Life & Thyme's new quarterly magazine debuted, and it was thrilling to hold it in my hands during the launch party in downtown LA. I contributed a piece, telling the personal story of Providence's Chef Michael Cimarusti and his fish purveyor of 10 years, Alfredo Gurrola. As a writer, there's nothing more satisfying than seeing the power of creative collaboration at work, and I know if you pick up a copy, you won't be disappointed.

Here are a few more things that caught my eye this month.

When your punctuation says it all. 

A peek inside Tara's beautiful new book

The future of food publications is looking up.

Jane Hirshfield's five essential ingredients for the home cook. Love this.

The seven-minute egg.

The middle of things

Seamus Heaney reads his poem "Blackberry Picking."

On illustrating Walt Whitman.

A conversation with Grace Bonney on blogging and business.

Writing about turnips.

When a lot less is more.

Social media and literature. Also, calisthenics for writers.

Watch the short film, then read the T.S. Eliot poem that inspired it.