On a recent early morning, before sunrise, around 6:30 a.m., you could feel like you were falling through the air in New York City. It’s appropriate and in between, when the light fades but you can still buy tomatoes and peaches at the market, wear short sleeves.
A colleague described the days in between these days as a time when we engage in “debris of the summer ritual,” final BLT and beach days, while in the same moment , began to observe the rites of autumn.
In anticipation of one of those rituals, Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, which begins on September 25 this year, I did challah for the first time recently. I’ve skipped the 2020 sourdough craze, so I’ll be late to enjoy the comfort and rewards of bread making.
I assumed making challah would be difficult – it was so rich and impressively ornate – but was pleased to hear that it was a good starter bread that didn’t require a stand mixer or a sitter. initial child. Claire Saffitz writes in “The Only Challah Recipe You’ll Ever Need”.
My friend Aliza, who makes Shabbat’s Friday challah, advises me to knead the dough “until it’s as soft as a baby’s pie” and to make sure I let the dough rise enough. “Then it’s really about sharing it with people you love or people you’re welcoming into your home,” she says. “And that just feels so good it tastes better.”
I impressed myself with two shiny, braided loaves that taste as good as they look. I sent photos to my friends, they asked when I would invite them over for bread. I am considering a fall bread-making ritual, a practice that will give me a good reason to gather people together, as a regular thing throughout the changing seasons. I’ll make a tomato sandwich with it now, then serve it with soup and beans when it gets colder.
WEEK IN CULTURE
Ukrainian investigators have found burial sites around the city of Izium, which was recently liberated from Russian occupation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India praised Russian President Putin for the war.
Stocks fell yesterday, marking one of Wall Street’s worst weeks of the year as executives and chief financial officers warned of worsening economic conditions.
Migrants transported to Martha’s Vineyard by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said they were confused about where they would be taken.
Offices in the New York City area nearly halved this week in the biggest post-Labour Day gain of any major metropolitan area.
Donald Trump continues to hold rallies in battleground states even when the Republican candidates do not invite him.
🎬 “The Woman King” (Debut): Viola Davis stars in this historical action epic as the general who leads a group of female warriors defending their homeland in 19th century West Africa. Davis is one of the famous actors of her generation. (four Oscar nominations and one win) and director Gina Prince-Bythewood has many impressive roles – from the teen romance “Love & Basketball” to the superhero movie “The Old Guard.” In her review, Manohla Dargis writes that the film is “filled with palace intrigues, lavish ceremonies and sensational battles”. This is one for the big screen.
📚 “Life’s Work: A Memoir” (Debut): I curse more than I should. There are many reasons for this. One is the work of David Milch, the screenwriter and TV presenter-producer whose profanity reached the point of death in HBO’s western “Deadwood.” Times book critic Dwight Garner calls his new work “one of the best books on television I’ve read. It is funny, aphasia, literate, addictive, self-absorbed, restless, filled with intense realizations. (Read our profile on Milch, see what his life has been like since going public that he has Alzheimer’s.)
Herby Larb Chile Pork
After a humid summer of eating mostly salads for dinner, I feel mentally ready for better, more satisfying food. But with temperatures forecast into the 80s in New York this weekend, I don’t want to crank up the oven for long braised meats or slow simmering stews. Thai pork larva is the perfect solution, and it comes together in a flash. Caramelized ground pork and toasted rice flour give it richness and depth; A variety of herbs, shallots and passion fruit juice give the dish a light and bright flavor. Pork not your thing? You can use ground turkey, chicken, or even tofu instead. It is the combination of fresh chili, coriander and fish sauce that makes the dish.
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Las Vegas Aces vs Connecticut Sun, WNBA Finals: These two teams have been among the strongest in the league for many years, but neither of them have won the title. That is about to change. The Aces have a versatile, high-scoring attack led by A’ja Wilson, the league’s superior Connecticut MVP defensively, anchored by last season’s MVP, Jonquel Jones. Las Vegas leads the best series, 2-1. 4 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, ESPN.
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Before you leave …
“The Succession” won big at this week’s Emmys. Here’s a fascinating profile of the show’s creator, Jesse Armstrong.
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Thank you for spending part of the weekend on The Times. – Melissa
Correction: Image captions in yesterday’s newsletter do not adequately refer to Representatives Abigail Spanberger and Chip Roy. They were sponsors of a House bill to restrict trading in congressional shares; they are not among the legislators who have reported transactions in companies affected by the committees they are on.
Lauren Hard, Claire Moses, Ian Prasad Philbrick, Tom Wright-Piersanti and Ashley Wu contributed to The Morning. You can contact the team at email@example.com.
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