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“There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.”
I would add that many of those magic childhood days were also spent on a bicycle. Books help us explore the world, and bicycles do too. Reading a book is a solitary activity, and while cycling is often done with friends, for me there is a pull to those rides when it is just you, the pedals, the road and your imagination. Your mind can wander to new places, see new things. Just like reading. No wonder those childhood days, full of freedom and exploration were so magical.
In my coffee column this week on The Kitchn I do a round up of coffee books. From how to make coffee, to the history behind our favorite drink, their books that anyone interested in coffee should definitely own.
My personal “handbook” continues to be the The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee by James Freeman, Caitlin Freeman, and Tara Duggan. It’s the book I go to whenever I have a question about making coffee.
In all honesty, there are a few books on here I haven’t read yet, but are definitely on the To Read list, like Uncommon Grounds by Mark Pendergast. And last but not least, there’s James Hoffman’s The World Atlas of Coffee: From Beans to Brewing, which I can’t wait to get my hands on.
But that’s only three books – there are six more in the article, so hop on over to The Kitchn and read up.
Ok, so it’s almost here. And when I say “it” I mean the book that Johanna Kindvall and I have been working hard on over the last couple of years. As I have learned, book writing and publishing is a long process, and I am so excited to almost be at the most exciting part: the moment where the actual book sits in my hands.
But for now, at least the book is alive on the Internet, and it’s available for pre-order, which means you can snag a copy and diligently wait for it to come to your mailbox in spring.
Love Swedish baked goods? Ever wonder how to make a real Swedish cinnamon roll? Want to try to be more Scandinavian? Then this book is for you.
Packed with traditional recipes for cookies, cakes and breads, this book is all about celebrating the Swedish tradition of fika, otherwise known as the quintessential Swedish coffee break.
Now, let’s all begin the countdown to the April 7, 2015 on sale date!
Last summer my friend Boaz invited me to come and be on his talk show.
But this wasn’t just any talk show. No, Boaz created the Pedal Powered Talk Show, essentially, a talk show on wheels. Boaz takes around his cargo bike, sets up shop in all kinds of places, and interviews all kinds of interesting types. So I was honored when he asked me to be a part.
The night in question, the Pedal Powered Talk Show was a part of a live event put on with NW Documentary. I was there to talk about my book, The Culinary Cyclist, and Boaz asked if I would be willing to make a smoothie on stage.
Anyone out there ever made a smoothie on stage? No, I didn’t think so. It’s not really what you usually get asked to do. But I said yes.
This of course entailed me bringing my own blender, which I diligently packed up in my backpack before riding over to the event. Backpack filled with kale and a blender. That’s true Culinary Cyclist style.
Fortunately, the Pedal Powered Talk Show team got the entire thing on camera and is now available for your viewing pleasure.
It should also be noted that immediately after filming the intro to this episode, Boaz got into a bike crash. Thankfully, he and his awesome cargo bike survived just fine. Maybe it had something to do with his super-powered green smoothie he just drank.
Image: The Pedal Powered Talk Show