Eduardo Galeano. I’m in love with your writing. Thank you for writing about Haiti every time you talk about Latin America/Caribbean.
Fabada, a Spanish bean soup. Let one cup of dry Cannellini beans soak in water for two days. Change the water every morning. Boil the beans in enough water to cover them. Add water as it dries up if beans are not yet soft. When they are soft, turn the fire down. Slice finely: two large teeth of garlic, one carrot, onion. Fry in a shallow pool of olive oil. Cut up one large turkey sausage and let it cook with the vegetables. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add 1/2 of a cube of Maggi and then pour in the beans, sausage, and vegetables. Cut up three branches of fresh parsley with scissors (because it’s easier) and sprinkle on the soup. Let it simmer on medium heat until the broth thickens. Taste and adjust flavors as desired (more salt, pepper, parsley?) Pour into a bowl and enjoy!
Monocle is aptly named. Each article feels like it’s narrowed the field of vision so that it can focus on depth. I feel like I learn something with every page I read. It’s a great travel companion because it has a wide panoply of topics to choose. At the same it’s like a book because I could invest entire days ingesting all the information, recommendations, references that lead to other discoveries. Monocle, the world through a new lens.
Interest in fashion tends to get retailed to “who’s wearing what” but watching these students from the Antwerp Royal Academy’s Fashion Department work and talk about their research made me realize that it can say something more. My favorite of the 2012 class was Marius Janusauskas who had worked out some lovely gowns around the idea of the undead – a delicate degradation in soft white or pastel fabric, woven with blood-red thread.
Day by Day from the group, Taken By Trees. This song. This song sounds like a Michael Ondaatje paragraph from that lush, summer-must read, Running in the Family.
Scientists discovered the Higgs Boson, a particle that supposedly helps explain the creation of the universe. I had to look up boson because to me it sounded like a fruit to me. The Telegraph wrote a great article splitting the atom for us so we could get to the nucleus of the discovery: What exactly does the Higgs Boson do and does it have any practical applications today?