Good morning. Eric Kim introduced us a brand new recipe for milk bread (above) this week, together with a robust argument for making it. The method, he wrote, “invitations me to close off my mind, to cease tinkering. I’ve discovered that after I find time for this bread, with its two rises, every an hour or extra, I’m additionally making time to take a shower, time to learn a e-book, time to pour myself a glass of wine (often all three). It feels as if I’m lengthening the day past its 24 hours.”
That sounds splendid for a weekend. (That it’s going to additionally make it attainable for me to make my household the ham and mayonnaise sandwiches that Eric’s mother made for him as a baby is a bonus. Later there can be grilled cheese, French toast, and croutons for salad.)
However milk bread will not be all I’ll make. Melissa Clark has a brand new recipe herself, for cauliflower shawarma with spicy tahini, and I’d actually like that as properly, with heat pita bread and five-minute hummus on the facet, together with Yotam Ottolenghi’s deconstructed baba ghanouj, diced tomatoes, crimson onion, cucumbers and an enormous bowl of pomegranate seeds. And perhaps some Persian jeweled rice? Massive feast.
This might be a fantastic weekend for lamb shanks braised with fresh herbs, and perhaps for Nashville-style hot fried chicken as properly. (Sizzling rooster on slices of Eric’s milk bread? Sure, please.) Or perhaps you’re celebrating St. Joseph’s Day on Saturday? Make pasta with sardines, bread crumbs and capers for that.
Now, it’s nothing to do with sea salt or persimmons, however Devon O’Neil, in Exterior journal, has a riveting and scary look at an avalanche death in Colorado that passed off at an advanced-safety class at an avalanche faculty. As the recognition of security colleges booms, the article asks, who’s accountable for ensuring the scholars come residence?
Danny Chau, in The New Yorker, explored the joy of cooking “blasphemous” fusion food. That’s value a learn and deep consideration.
I’m late to it, however right here’s a poem from Rebecca Hazelton within the Virginia Quarterly Assessment, “The Husband as Tilda Swinton in Most Anything.”
Housekeeping: In a earlier electronic mail, I mentioned my colleague Dan Barry was a baby of Nassau County. He’s really a baby of Suffolk, from the hamlet of Deer Park, in Babylon.
Lastly, Miranda Lambert has a brand new single prematurely of her new album, “Palomina,” due in April. It’s “Strange.” Play that good and loud, and I’ll see you on Sunday.