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Weekend links, June 4 (err, June 5)


The unveiling.

Weekend Links, a day late. I’m in Oregon, and spent the weekend a little preoccupied with watching my sister-in-law become a doctor (way to go, Liesl!). I was also a little preoccupied with carving and eating above pig. Be glad I spared you the action shots.

Here are some really beautiful cakes that put all of mine (and probably all of yours) to shame.

Please tell me you’ve had an It’s It, if you’ve spent any time in the Bay Area. If you have, you’ll know why this is exciting. If you haven’t, it’s your chance to get one, wherever you are.

Why are humans crazy for crispiness? (It has to do with eating insects, but you can ignore that part if you want.)

1. Ben and Jerry’s has a flavor graveyard. 2. Ben and Jerry’s provides an outlet for requesting a flavor resurrection. 3. One Sweet Whirled was the best Ben and Jerry’s flavor ever created (see very old press release). 4. I cannot do this on my own, dear community of supporters and friends. 5. What? No. I was not obsessed with Dave Matthews Band for most of my teenage years, and do not somewhat irrationally still think he is one of the most attractive musicians on the planet, no no no.

If Obama wanted to drink some of his home brew with me, I would not say no. (More info about how Obama is a crazy beer hippie here.)

Speaking of beer, this list is timely! (Seeing as I will be in San Francisco at the end of this week, and that drinking beer outside is one of my most favorite activities in the world.)

Ohhhhh, I am a sucker for things shaped like places I love. I would like a Minnesota cast iron skillet and an Oregon cutting board, just FYI.

It’s really kind of hard to see what’s going on in these pictures, but the idea – a backsplash that opens to reveal shelving – is pretty brilliant.

Speaking of wealth – when I’m rich and want to “camp” accordingly, here is what I will do. (I cannot lie; this looks amazing and I want to do it really badly.)

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  1. The Cuisinerd #

    Thanks for the shout out! I’ve decided I just need the entire united states of skillets, so good right?!

    June 5, 2012

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