Wandering is not a bad thing. Once in a while, it is a good thing. And, today you, dear readers, are the beneficiary of some wandering. A wandering mind? A wandering search engine? A wandering . . . . bibliochef.
A few things that are worth wandering to, or, better, intentionally clicking on to pursue some interest or other that connects to why you wandered here to Cooking with Ideas:
First; friends have connected us to a new restaurant in Chicago, though we have yet gone there. Yes, we know the chef at Spoke and Bird. I highly recommend this interview with Jesse and the two owners, Scott and Alicia. I cannot wait til we have the chance to actually dine there. Meanwhile, you ought to -- and if you have, please let all readers know your views in the comments!
Second: I am, as many of you know, a fan of magazines. I was turned into a fan of magazines because of my partner, who for much longer has been a fan of. . . magazines. As a result of joining her in that indulgence, I am a fan of Lucky Peach. Rather than read the magazine, though, you may wish to visit their website. Here it is. And why, you ask, ought you have clicked rather than continue reading? Because (a) you love what used to be called hyperlinks or (b) you are easily distracted or (c) it was obviously what I wanted in putting the link exactly where I did or (d) because Lucky Peach is an entertaining read. That's why.
A few more wandering words and places -- figurative or literal) to wander:
Try this site for Slow Food Chicago to slow yourself down, even though that can feel oxymoronic when juxtaposed literally or linguistically with the idea of jumping (wandering) around the internet.
And, focusing both on the magazine love and a bit of good old-fashioned sadness and missing home, try here for Edible Finger Lakes. Many of you may know this blog from that locale, but bibliochef is rarely there these days. I miss it. I miss the Finger Lakes.