It’s Turkey Time (Virtually) – Pleasure the Baker

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As I write this, it’s not even Halloween, however all I’m fascinated with 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 yr? Is it boredom? Stress? TBD. 

Whereas I proceed making a listing of questions for my therapist to reply, listed here are some hyperlinks and suggestions 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. You might bear in mind her because the writer of Julie & Julia, which in fact was famously become a film in 2009 by Nora Ephron. After I learn Julie’s obituary, I used to be shocked that I teared up after which I noticed that she was the blueprint for therefore many Gen X-ers, myself included, who began blogs within the early ‘00s. (, The New York Occasions)

• Has anybody else listened to the brand new NYT podcast, We Have been Three? It’s the story of a girl who loses her instant household to Covid after which goes by way of their telephones afterwards and reads their texts from the previous couple of weeks. It’s heartbreaking, but it surely’s additionally nice perception into households with individuals who fall prey to misinformation and conspiracy theories. If you happen to’re a reader, take heed to the credit. Kiese Laymon was a marketing consultant on the present.

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• 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 Worth 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 mentioned that she sings in it. If you happen to 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 referred to as Reboot and it’s nice. I additionally gown similar 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 Occasions referred to as Work Good friend. I particularly love this one from Sept. about who will get to do business 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 right here.

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• Talking of lessons and enjoyable, Pleasure is instructing a free class (!!) on find out how to make apple pie with pecan praline on Wednesday. If you happen to miss it reside you may all the time run it again anytime on this new platform referred to as Kittch. Study extra and join right 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 referred to as Relaxation Days. Lauren’s co-host is her finest good friend Maria Terry, a Registered Dietitian. They dive into eating regimen and wellness tradition, black-and-white considering and a lot extra. Take a hear. (Lauren Leavell Health, Apple Podcasts)

• It is a rec for anybody who wants a hair masks, or for anybody who simply likes a very 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. Associates, this $15 dupe from Ulta is what’s on the market. I purchased it and I like it.

An argument for biology. (TikTok)

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