These might not be wine or food-related…but I’ve definitely read all of them over food (and sometimes drinks). Seriously, my version of “sad desk lunch” is “ladies who lunch…while reading.” Bon appétit and happy reading.Read More
I’ve reached a point in my life in which there might be nothing I enjoy more than staying in. Combine that with the resurgence in popularity with newsletters these days, and you have my favorite newsletter in my inbox each week: Girls’ Night In. (Seriously, where has this been all my life?)Read More
I can’t believe the movie adaptation took this long.
There are plenty of books and movies with terrible titles, and sometimes those bad titles serve as warning signs to stay away. Then there are great books and movies with terrible titles that do the works of art a disservice and might dissuade viewers from paying attention.
The obscenely long-winded title of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society falls into the latter camp. This is an absolutely delightful book that will make you laugh and cry wistfully, completely transporting you to a part of Europe you never knew you wanted to visit before but you do after reading.Read More
When love becomes obsession. When life imitates art. Those who can't do, teach.
Bianca Bosker's Cork Dork is not a cliché. Bosker takes readers on a wild ride from her journalism days as she doubled down on her passion for wine as she traverses backroom wine tastings at odd hours of the day, during the work week to breaking down just how expensive it is to become a professional sommelier.
Her tale is so engrossing that I nominated it to Fortune's list for best business books of 2017.Read More
Shockingly, there is at least one thing I love more than food or wine: books. In an effort to get the clichés out of the way, the only thing I have a hungrier appetite for is reading. I read a diverse cross-section of topics and materials each day, from listicles to magazine articles to long reads. I usually read from a book every night, fiction or nonfiction, and usually finish a book a week. I don't say this to brag in anyway.
Honestly, when people ask me "how do you have so much time to read!?" The answer is: I like reading; I don't do much else.
That said, I get asked for book recommendations a LOT, and like restaurant recommendations, I'm happy to give them! I've written up a number of book recommendations for Fortune lately, so here's an excerpt about New York Times bestseller The Billionaire's Vinegar, by Vanity Fair and New York magazine contributing editor Benjamin WallaceRead More