Welcoming the Weekend

*Photo from our Israel trip by  Adam Thorman    

*Photo from our Israel trip by Adam Thorman

This week was a total whirlwind. I'm gearing up to be away for almost a month, since I head to Japan next week! Here's what I've been reading and listening to this week...

😱Trader Joe's is now selling the Israeli snack, Bamba!!

Dessert hummus.

A simple Japanese breakfast.

his beautifully written article about the Art of the Dinner Party, written in the New York Times, so perfectly sums up my love of hosting dinner parties. It is the first in a six-part series. 

Alice Waters on the persuasive power of the peach, an excerpt from "Coming to my Senses," her new memoire. She signed a copy for me when I heard her speak a few weeks ago in San Francisco!

The best healthy meal delivery services (in most major cities).

Food52's automatic Thanksgiving menu maker.

Did you know that Covenant has a Kiddush wine club for Shabbat?

I'm looking forward to watching this documentary about food waste with Anthony Bourdain.

It's November. Welcome to family month.

It's also the season when we host the most overnight guests. Here's a round up of guest room essentials, make-ahead healthy tahini granola bars and a printable house guide tutorial! 

We can't stop watching the Japanese reality TV show, Terrace House.

This episode of On Being with Atul Gawande, a physician, researcher and writer, in conversation with Krista Tippet on changing end of life care and what matters most in the end.