Huckleberry's Whole-Wheat Apple Butter Cake
Janet Mendel's Chickpea Soup with Crisp Croutons

Friday Link Love


Dearest readers, spring has sprung here in Berlin and it feels so, so good. To celebrate, I want to inaugurate a new Friday tradition of doing a little round-up of what I'm reading, watching and cooking, along with other favorite discoveries across the web each week. I hope you like it.

What are you all up to this weekend? I get to be my mother's date at the Berlin Philharmonic and I've been invited to a dinner party for 12 (how will they do it?) with some new friends. I also can't wait to sit in the sunshine at an outside café with a warm drink in my hand and stretch my legs in the park across the street.

Here goes:

I love Coralie Bickford-Smith's beautiful cover designs for classic Penguin food books. Look at the little fork and knife in the penguin's flippers!

I've only recently discovered the joys of home-popped popcorn (I know, where have I been?) and now I can't wait to try this spicy, savory mixture.

Also via Saveur (I'm loving all their new features), an interesting way of kneading bread. That teacher! Hubba hubba.

We've been thinking of honeymooning up the old Pacific Coast Highway. These photos of Big Sur give me serious wanderlust.

I need to make this whisky marmalade.

A fantastic post on the nitty-gritty of food blogging, from the inimitable David Lebovitz.

My friend Suzy's daughter turned two a few weeks ago and to celebrate, we ate Suzy's killer quiche with tomatoes, fennel and goat cheese. Best. Quiche. Ever.

Michiko Kakutani thinks Gabrielle Hamilton's Blood, Bones & Butter is "brilliantly written".

And finally, an interview with me over at Berlin Hair Baby, in which I talk about the biggest surprise about moving back to Berlin and my personal style.

Have a lovely weekend, folks!