Speaking Up on Racism

Where are the McDonald’s, pizza Hits, Vapianos, etc. of this World on this?

Right now, there is a pain deeply etched in the soul of our nation and in the hearts of millions. To stand together, we must stand up for one another, and recognize the fear, hurt, and outrage rightly provoked by the senseless killing of George Floyd and a much longer history of racism.


catching up on some reading

Or: Come for the book. Stay for the inspiration.

I, too, have been caught by the reading bug, lately. I say “too” because my filter bubble (one person in my rss-reader in particular) seems to distance itself from online long-form reading and turn to (analog) books.

Paperback books have grown on me since university. As a kid, I never enjoyed reading (my parents never really nudged us to read – I’m doing things differently with my daughter). But now, I kind of do… I still can’t fit it to my daily routine, yet, but I’m evolving.

I particularly enjoy my cookbooks: from Auguste Escoffier to The Food Lab by Kenji Lopez Alt. The book that repeatedly stands out is David Kinch’s Manresa.

The book is inspiring in so many ways – for culinary connoisseurs and fields beyond. Go ahead and check it out yourself. In times like these, inspiration must come from many different sources. Why not a cookbook?

manresa cookbook cover