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I think I read Marian Keyes' first book, Watermelon, about 13 years ago. The book was released in 1995, and I discovered it 9 years later.

I can't stop thinking about this photo she posted on Instagram last month. She just now translated this book - a book that was released 22 years ago - into Icelandic and released it last month.

It was a good reminder that fiction never goes out of style!

Foods I ate and loved - cacio e pepe pasta

I just saw something on my Instagram feed that triggered a brand of fury that makes Larry David look like a reasonable, well-coiffed, beacon of tolerance. A reputable food brand (name protected for fear of further ridicule) had the audacity to call a pesto pasta cacio e pepe. I know. I nearly smashed my own iPhone screen out of pure contempt, y’all. I couldn’t understand how this misstep got past the copious caption editing that I’m sure takes place on social media and ended up in my face, mocking everything I hold near and dear.

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Foods I ate and loved - cannolis

Good morning, good lookins! I’m back from a lovely, sunny weekend in London, and I’m happy to report that, despite my best efforts, there are still adequate food supplies for the locals. It wasn’t for lack of trying, though. If there was a food that delighted my orifices in some way, I was like, “Get in there, you. Let’s stop playing these games with one another.” And the food mostly complied with my desires. There were times when things got messy, for I am forever a clumsy child holding a large ice cream cone leaning in for the lick as it catapults toward the concrete. That is my lot in life.

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All of the Asian Foods

Alright, judge if you must, but when it’s hump day my mind goes toward one thing – Asian food. I know it’s a catch-all term, but I am a huge fan of anything of the Asian persuasion. As in, my tastebuds are begging to, like, bone some Asian food to get over the midweek slump. Does that make sense? Whatever, you’re the perv 😉

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New Orleans

Can we take a moment to take about the Vegas of the south? This swampy haven of vibrant colors, mind blowing eats, brain bending brass (say that 10 times fast) and haunting originality is one of my favorite cities in the whole damn world. It’s so nice I’ve visited twice in the past two years, and I’m tempted to make that a lucky thrice.

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