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The Friday List


The internet is a big, unruly beast, isn’t it? I’ll be the first to admit that I spend too much time here, getting lost in bizarre nooks and crannies and wondering where the time goes. But it’s not all a waste of time. I love the proliferation of lists on a whole bunch of my favorite blogs. (Especially 101 Cookbooks’ Favorites and Shutterbean’s I Love Lists, Friday.) There’s something in the act of a list that focuses you a little. So I’m starting my own Friday list. Now, I’d like to think that I’m trawling the internet with a little bit more purpose than before – paying closer attention to the things that inspire me. Hip hip and Happy Friday!


1. I’ve already mentioned how much I love The Dinner Party. Then they went and did a whole show about lists. It is awesome!

2. A blog (and book) dedicated to the to-do list.

3. My pal Leela’s list of 10 foods that will keep you happy during winter. So relevant!

4. A hidden Victorian kitchen discovered in the basement of an estate! (Hello Downton Abbey!)

5. Last night I had the good luck to see an advance screening of Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Oh my word. It’s gorgeous and thoughtful and inspiring – and relevant to anyone pursuing a passion or dedicated to a craft. Jiro is such a badass! Go see it as soon as it comes out.

6. This TED Talk on work and happiness. It’s crazy good.

7. “Welcome to the rest of California,” stories about rural Californians.

8. Um, coconut butter!

9. And homemade rice crackers!

10. Creative ways to make perishable food last longer.

11. And last but not least (is a little horn-tooting okay on a list?), go check out my photography for the winter issue of Edible San Francisco! It was so much fun to shoot – not only because I got to do something I love, which is explore single subjects deeply, but also because the issue is about local and sustainable seafood. Three cheers!

What are your favorite lists, gang?


The Friday List is a new bi-weekly feature. Every other Friday will feature the latest Color Studies.

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  • ileana - February 17, 2012 - 12:46 pm

    Kimberley, thanks for introducing me to this to-do list blog. I love lists! I get so much more done when I can write down what I need to do and check it off. I look forward to your weekly list. :)ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - February 17, 2012 - 12:51 pm

    Hooray for favorite lists! Glad this will be a new addition to the blog. :)ReplyCancel

  • Brian @ A Thought For Food - February 17, 2012 - 1:22 pm

    I am dying to see that movie! I saw the trailer before the Artist and Eric and I grabbed each other and squealed with joy. We’re going to pick up some sushi before and bring it with us. :-) On a random note, I used to work for Magnolia (the distribution company)… they always have great taste in independent films.ReplyCancel

  • tracy - February 17, 2012 - 1:48 pm

    love your list!
    i get to learn more about you (YAY!)
    so happy to be inspiring and be inspired as well.
    watched the TED talk. Totally resonated. THANK YOU FOR THAT!


  • Kasey - February 17, 2012 - 2:16 pm

    I do love lists, and it’s always nice to check out a roundup from someone you trust. Lots of new discoveries for me today. Love all of these new features you are doing!ReplyCancel

  • Kat - February 17, 2012 - 2:39 pm

    Hey Kim! Great to see this list. About the coconut butter-do you know if you can cook with it (like coconut oil) or is it a purely finishing butter?ReplyCancel

  • leela - February 17, 2012 - 3:17 pm

    great list and thanks for including my old post! BIG congrats on the Edible Cover – such a lovely photo!! doing me proud girl. see you soon.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - February 17, 2012 - 4:15 pm

    I love that TED talk too!! And that list website is really neat!ReplyCancel

  • Tina Stamos - February 17, 2012 - 6:01 pm

    Love this list Kimberly! The TED talk is amazing and LOVE the crab photo! I’m putting you on today’s list of things I’m grateful for:) xoReplyCancel

  • Megan Gordon - February 17, 2012 - 8:07 pm

    Congrats on Edible San Fran, chica! And I’m loving the new list feature (that hidden kitchen! oh my!) Have a great weekend, ~mReplyCancel

  • Stacy - February 18, 2012 - 9:08 am

    I started listening to The Dinner Party per your recommendation this past fall, and I have fallen in love! It is now a regular, happiness-inducing part of my week, so thanks for that. And your photography in this issue of Edible is super lovely!ReplyCancel

  • la domestique - February 18, 2012 - 10:47 am

    Great list! I especially liked that article on storing perishable foods- smart design and so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Margarita - February 18, 2012 - 2:13 pm

    Love this post. It makes me feel justified for spending a lot of time perusing blogs and such. It is so fun to see what other people are creating and I learn something new everyday.ReplyCancel

  • Ileana - February 19, 2012 - 6:37 am

    Kimberly, I’m so happy to have discovered your blog through our Alt Summit class. I’ve bookmarked it and will be eagerly reading.ReplyCancel

  • amelia from z tasty life - February 21, 2012 - 6:06 am

    i like to get lost, because that is where i often find myself…

    I am new to your site…bookmarking now, and adding to my list of good places to get lost in.ReplyCancel

  • Dramatic Pancake - February 21, 2012 - 11:15 am

    I could never turn down a great opportunity (or 10!) to procrastinate..or get lost in the internet wilderness ;) What a great list. Love the happy foods!ReplyCancel

  • Ainee Beland - March 2, 2012 - 8:16 pm

    Food is such an important factor in everyone life; how can we not stop to say thank you and savor each morsel ing as appetite render us to wanting more.

    Your mushroom recipe with bacon is good as it is. keep the bacon for enhancement of the flavor while cooking then remove/omit from eating bacon if one does not.

    Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

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