It is Turkey Time (Virtually) – Pleasure the Baker

Sliced apple pie with praline topping.

As I write this, it’s not even Halloween, however all I’m fascinated about is Thanksgiving. I’m scouring the grocery retailer aisles for Nov. problems with Bon Appetit and Meals & Wine, however they’re not out but. I need to see tablescapes, learn recipes and make lists! I need to plan! Is anybody else feeling like this this 12 months? Is it boredom? Stress? TBD. 

Whereas I proceed making a listing of questions for my therapist to reply, listed below are some hyperlinks and proposals to get you thru your first cup of espresso this morning. Thanks for studying and I’ll see you subsequent month.

Yours in gravy,


• I used to be so unhappy to learn that Julie Powell died. Chances are you’ll bear in mind her because the creator of Julie & Julia, which after all was famously became a film in 2009 by Nora Ephron. Once I learn Julie’s obituary, I used to be shocked that I teared up after which I spotted that she was the blueprint for therefore many Gen X-ers, myself included, who began blogs within the early ‘00s. (, The New York Instances)

• Has anybody else listened to the brand new NYT podcast, We Were Three? It’s the story of a lady who loses her quick household to Covid after which goes by their telephones afterwards and reads their texts from the previous few weeks. It’s heartbreaking, however it’s additionally nice perception into households with individuals who fall prey to misinformation and conspiracy theories. When you’re a reader, hearken to the credit. Kiese Laymon was a advisor on the present.

• I don’t know what number of of you have an interest in writing lessons, however let me flip you on to Sheree Greer. I simply completed a 4-week memoir writing class along with her and I used to be blown away. I’ve been taking writing lessons for 5-6 years and I’ve by no means had a trainer like Sheree. She’s instructing a 6-month Construct Your Novel class and a 6-week private essay class. Get in the place you slot in! (Instagram)

• ICYMI: Margo Value wrote a memoir and it simply got here out. I purchased a duplicate to get into an occasion after which I purchased the audiobook too as a result of she stated that she sings in it. When you would additionally like to purchase 2 completely different variations of Margo’s e book, right here is the hardcover and right here is the audiobook. (,

• Any Loopy Ex-Girlfriend followers in the home? Man, I beloved that present. Rachel Bloom is in a brand new present on Hulu known as Reboot and it’s nice. I additionally costume identical to her character on the present, which lol me. (Hulu)

• Considered one of my favourite issues is Roxane Homosexual’s recommendation column for the New York Instances known as Work Good friend. I particularly love this one from Sept. about who will get to earn a living from home and who doesn’t.

• I took my first Julia Turshen cooking class and I beloved it a lot. Seems, I’m not including sufficient enjoyable into my life, so I’m going to work on that (by doing extra Julia Turshen cooking lessons). The category is on Zoom, so I simply propped my iPad up on my NutriBullet and cooked alongside Julia and 50+ individuals for 90 minutes. I had the freaking time of my life. Study extra and join here.

• Talking of lessons and enjoyable, Pleasure is instructing a free class (!!) on the way to make apple pie with pecan praline on Wednesday. When you miss it dwell you possibly can at all times run it again anytime on this new platform known as Kittch. Study extra and join here.

• I’ve talked about my barre teacher Lauren Leavell earlier than and I’m speaking about her once more as a result of she has a brand new podcast known as Rest Days. Lauren’s co-host is her greatest buddy Maria Terry, a Registered Dietitian. They dive into food plan and wellness tradition, black-and-white pondering and a lot extra. Take a hear. (Lauren Leavell Health, Apple Podcasts)

• This can be a rec for anybody who wants a hair masks, or for anybody who simply likes a extremely good smelling, thick conditioner. For years, I’ve been utilizing this $30 Amika masks and the final time I ran out I used to be like, let me simply see what else is on the market. Pals, this $15 dupe from Ulta is what’s on the market. I purchased it and I adore it.

An argument for biology. (TikTok)