You'll want to buy a plane ticket when you see these luscious food maps from around the world. I'm especially drawn to Australia, a country made entirely of shrimp, and England, a country made entirely of... biscuits!
My cousin Martin travels all over the world, and whenever possible, he adds to my collection of wooden spoons and locally-made kitchen utensils. Recently he went to Ethiopia, where he found one of the most unusual spoons that's now residing in my kitchen. Purchased in the south near Konso, this scoop-shaped spoon was probably carved from a cow bone. It's stronger than it looks, and narrow, less than three inches across. I haven't quite figured out the best use for it. Coffee? Lentils? M&Ms? (Suggestions?)
I love the proportions of this old Coke refrigerator sitting outside the Vermont Country Store in Rockingham, New Hampshire. My summer camp had one of these chest fridges, filled with ice-cold soda. Do you remember them?
Inspired by color, birds, and the people around her, Roz Chast has been sharing observations of life and the things people think (but don't always say out loud) in her cartoons for The New Yorker since 1978. I often find myself nodding and smiling when I read her cartoons. Visit with her in her Connecticut studio in this short video.
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