Ruk Digest 6/19

Hello Fellow Rukkers!

1. The Harsh Realities Of Working As A Cook


"Half the cooks in New York work for free"

"If you're a cook...you don't have a social life, you don't have any outside life...you marry yourself to the restaurant."

"No sick days, no being late. No nothing.... there’s never time."

"And don’t even ask about all the injuries and how they are treated in all these kitchens.Oh,” says the chef, “you cut your finger tip off? Clean it, put some glue on it, and keep working."

2. This Will Make You Want To Travel To Japan


Fall in love with the Zen of Japan's nature. 

From the peaceful Sagano Bamboo Forest (well peaceful if you go there when there are not that many tourists) to the beautiful, naturally colored, Hitachi Seaside Park, to the unreal, Aogashima Island, Japan will wow your senses.

Seriously, at the very least, click the Hitachi link. Your eyes will thank me for it.

3.  Check Out These Awesome Keyboard Decals To Make Your Laptop Standout


My favorite is the Excel Keyboard Shortcuts decal. No need to look up shortcuts anymore as all the shortcuts are clearly labelled, literally right in front of your finger tips.

And the decals are cheapy cheapy - 20 bucks for one, including Shipping and Handling.

DC Upcoming Event

Sunrise Yoga At The Embassy Row Hotel In Dupont Circle

Every Saturday and Sunday at 8 AM until September.

Classes are $19 dollars. 

Book of the Week

The Food Lab

I bought this book almost immediately after my neighbor introduced me to it.

The passion that Kenji has about food, about cooking, about the kitchen is truly remarkable. Here is an excerpt:

"When that head of lettuce is just sitting there in the vegetable crisper, taunting me, whispering to me, "I'm eeeeeeasy. Dress me, Kenji. Just reach out and dress me.

And then I give in. Who could resist salad's temptations?

....Able to swoop in at moment's notice to add color, flavor, vibrancy, and all-important fiber to your dinner table."

This book is way more than just a simple recipe cook book. 

It's seriously a guide to being an incredible cook
- with explanations on things like how to properly grind meat, pairing foods, best knives to use, etc. 

I leave you with one of my favorite Kenji lines in the book: 

"I love my wife, but burgers are my mistress."

I highly, highly, recommend this book.

Song of the Week

 
Afrobeat Techno-Ish Muzik

The song starts off like a regular Techno-ey song, but wait for the singing to start. 

Afrobeat by the way, originated in Nigeria. 

Dele Sosimi & Afrobeat Orchestra - Too Much Information (Laolu Remix)

 

Instagram Pics of the Week


Great Black And White Photo of The Washington Monument

A Man, A Donut, A Plane...

Hipster Mural

Thought of the Week

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Thank you for reading!

Be Happy and Keep Learning!

Igor B.M.

  


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