All posts tagged: saveur

Finding a New Rhythm

This is where the magic happens, folks. Well, when I’m not running around. Throughout high school and college, I learned that there is a fine line for me between “busy but feeling challenged and fulfilled in a good way” and “busy like I just want to stop doing everything because I’m so overwhelmed.” (Note that I did not include grad school in that educational list because looking back, I can see that I will probably never (ok, maybe until I retire) have the amount of time that I had in Bra to just think, listen to podcasts, go for long walks, and read to my heart’s content. Oh man.) Anyways, this first working week in New York has been a bit…stressful. Not content to just do one office internship like a sane person, I signed on for a remote internship, some contract work, and contributing articles too. I’ve gone back and forth between thinking that I have taken on too much and that I just need to give myself more time to figure out when …

A New Adventure: Fall in NYC

I admit that I have a tendency to buy too many magazines. And notebooks. And books. So when I walked in my new digs for the next few months and came face to face with this crazy bookshelf, I knew it would be a good home for me. I apologize for the radio silence (no radios involved here, but I feel the analogy still works), my friends. Since that last supper/lunch at UNISG about a month ago, I have been boppin’ around quite a bit. Which I love. I do. But it’s also nice to sit on a comfy couch and put my feet up and drink some probiotic tonic and just relax. One highlight from the last few weeks of my life include romping around Croatia with my two best friends from college. I stated (rather forcefully) the first evening of our trip that I required boats, seafood, sunshine and white wine during our 9 days together. There was enough of that to go around and more. As we say in the land of Instagram, …

June 2015: Part Two

A few weeks ago, I bought some fava beans at the market and didn’t quite know what to do with them. Enter the Saveur Summer Produce Guide. Happy Saturday and welcome to this week’s edition of “What I’ve Been Reading,” I’m Katherine Harris. Oh wait, this isn’t a podcast. So let’s proceed. After a few weeks of skimming this book for a few minutes at a time, I finally made it through “A Bone to Pick,” a compilation of NYT Op-Ed Contributor and recent Berkeley transplant Mark Bittman’s columns from the last 4 years. The short-ish pieces are organized thematically, grouping together issues like meat consumption and “well, what do we do now?” This book is not going to knock your socks off, but if you’re looking for digestible, mini lessons on things like why factory farms are bad or why farmers’ markets are good, this is the book for you. It’s sort of like Food Issues 101–something that will form the foundation for future research rather than an end-all-be-all kind of work. McSweeney’s Internet Tendency …