I second the Ottolenghi rec. I also have Jerusalem and am cooking from it constantly. Consider Nigel Slater, especially Tender Vol. 1, for vegetables. His recipes are easy and unpretentious.
@adorable-eggplant You guys are quick! Or I'm getting distracted by my work. It is hot and sticky where I am (at least I think, because the AC in my building must be on the highest setting). An Old-fashioned sounds excellent, as does the Aviation. Basically, I'm looking for something that has mostly alcohol, at most a splash of something else. Pop/soda has no business in my drink today.
Pinners, I'm going to happy hour in 1.5 hours. Help me pick my first drink! It must be liquor based.
@iceberg I still wear mine. I do not have a wedding band, so it's the only formal ring I have. It's a relatively simple and discreet ring, and it more or less suits my personality, so I don't mind wearing it all the time.
The delorean should be #1, obviously.
I really liked this, Jim! Some of my favourite (non) advice from strangers on the internet.
@Llllauren Don't worry! I don't believe that was the intent of this piece and some of the comments, despite their imperative nature. Everyone is drawing off their own experiences and attitudes and it's completely natural to make these kinds of generalized observations. In general, it does not seem like a good idea to get married in your twenties (especially young twenties), because, by the time you reach your thirties, most of these people end up getting divorced. That doesn't mean, however, that it is not right for you. No one knows what they're doing, really, and all you can do is try things out and see how they work out for you. I got hitched around 30, but had been with my partner for 4-5 years at that point. Did I know exactly what I was getting into? No, but who, precisely, is going to tell me not to experience marriage when I feel like it's the right decision? Get married, don't get married, get married and stick with it, get married and get divorced. All of these are fine options. The best result to come from these discussions is for people to realize that they have options. And I think they tend to skew on the "don't get married or have kids" side, because, for most of us, that is a narrative that has been forced upon us for years, and it's a way of escaping that. Life doesn't need to be THIS way or THAT way. Most decisions aren't fucked up permanently, and Jim is quite right when he says that you have to find out what works for you. It's just that finding what works for you is difficult and constantly changing. And I don't believe that this magically ends in your thirties. The only thing you can do is find a (hopefully) graceful way of accepting and dealing with the shit life throws at you.
@aphrabean I was waiting for the other shoe to drop the entire time. I'm glad it didn't. I'm happy that this SoCH was scandal-free; it's nice to punctuate the heavier items with something like this.
@angryjones Yep. AHP, you expressed perfectly how I feel/felt about the English Patient.