• We grew up thinking (is this weird for a kid?) “beer is for boys and wine is for girls.” Of course, as we got older, we realized that just as men dominate the world of the professional kitchen, they also dominate the world of the professional wine cellar. So we are excited by today’s profile of Deborah Brenner, author of Women of the Vine, which profiles (you guessed it) female leaders in the world of wine. Super cool.
• Sushi-grade surf clam breaded with panko and deep-fried, served with herb mayo and greens on a burger bun? Oh my god yes please.
• Rooftop farming: try it at home!
• Lemons are costing more, and consumers are cranky. We would like to note at this juncture that we personally are frequent makers of both lemon curd and preserved lemons, for which we used to buy batches of 10 organic lemons for $3, and now they are one dollar each and we are so incredibly annoyed. Sigh. That darn economy.
[Photo: A pile of wealth, via logan anthill’s Flickr]