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Links to love – Summer crushes


A new season has just begun. Autumn smells like squash and cinnamon, but also newly printed books and sharp pencils. It’s the perfect moment to introduce the first news here at Juls’ Kitchen. Have you recognized the Link Love? Once in a while I add a bunch of links at the end of a post, significant information, fun facts and interesting recipes found on the internet. This will the monthly version. Every month I will list in a short post my current crushes. There will be recipes, either tested and approved or just read and added to my to-do-list, books I am reading, books I loved, movies, restaurants, cafés, interesting articles or inspirational videos.

As befits any first edition, it is slightly special. I tried to sum up my summer months, with memories from London and Salento and the first working weeks of September, still vibrant with the last summer colours. Are you ready? Let’s go!

One of the best coffees I have ever had, made by The Black Cab Coffee in Brick Lane, London.

“Good cooking is honest, sincere and simple and by this I do not mean to imply that you will find in this, or indeed in any other book the secret of turning out first class food in a few minutes with no trouble. Good food is always a trouble and it’s preparation should be regarded as a labour of love” Elizabeth David

This video on body language.

In Defense of Food: an Eater’s Manifesto, by Michael Pollan. I just read a few chapters, but this book is already so mind-opening.

Home cooking, the first recipe book by Laurie Colwin, I am almost at the end. She’s my food icon, I’ll talk about this very soon.

rustici  ricci di mare

Puglia, Salento, sea urchins and coffee on ice with almond milk.

Bormioli jars to keep my flour neatly organized on the shelves.

This article about Marcella Hazan. I found myself ordering yet another book, Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking, on Amazon.

Steller,  the new App for iPhone where I spend hours looking for fresh inspiration.

A cool infographic which will help you discover the music you should listen to on jour job.

An intense black tea, St. Petersburg, by Kusmi.

Regula’s white loaf. It will make you proud.

This funny video. It makes me laugh to tears every time.

I was lucky enough to receive a copy of The Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Handbook, a comprehensive manual for the olive oil producers and passionate lovers, which explains in detail every aspect, from the different olive tree cultivars to the olive harvesting and process of olive milling, with one last interesting chapter about the culinary uses of extra virgin olive oil.

Gluten-free occhio di bue cookies by Emiko.

13 ways to make hummus, here.

Mark Bittman on the New York Times, When Cooking, Invest Time. Or Work. Not Both. Truth.

These are my favourite links on the web, the books I loved and my latest crushes. Share in the comments your favorite links, the newly discovered products and recipes, the books which were with you during these summer months, the movies you enjoyed during slow afternoons or evening. Do not forget your latest crushes. 

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