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A berry bow, a takoyaki pin, and a coupe glass

This post originally appeared on October 16, 2019, in Add to Cart — the weekly newsletter for people who love shopping (almost) as much as they love eating. Subscribe now.


Hi all! Coming to you on a Wednesday again, as yesterday I was offline celebrating yet another Jewish holiday, Sukkot, which is basically the tradition’s outdoorsy fall holiday. It came right on time: Everyone seems to be in full-on fall mode right now, with apple picking and upstate hiking and lots of Instagram moments in pumpkin patches.

Also: apple cider donuts, which I’d never heard of until a few years ago and now seem ubiquitous. Truth be told, there’s something nice about operating within a theme, embracing the foods and activities and moments that society dictates to be seasonally appropriate. (Hey, capitalism!) Memorial Day weekend approaching? Grab a beer and some barbecue (or an Aperol Spritz). December bearing down? Time for chocolate-and-peppermint combos, in steaming mugs or candy bar form. And we all remember tomato season

There’s an element of conformity or maybe just laziness to always reaching for the most familiar flavors of a season (at least, the ones that are most commercially familiar at the moment). But it’s also comforting and offers some sense of solidarity. The temperature may be dipping and the lazy days of summer are a long-gone memory, but at least we have donuts to get us through.

Things to buy

Things to know

  • Soon, Milk Bar cookies and pies will be coming to a grocery store near you.
  • For all the knife nerds out there, the first episode of Eater’s new video series Handmade dives deep into how professional chef’s knives are actually made.
  • Check out Chris Crowley’s delightful Q+A over on Grub Street with writer and illustrator Michele Humes, whose new book The Noodle Soup Oracle contains charming illustrations that make you want to curl up with a bowl of just that.

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