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From the Editor: Everything you missed in food news last week

This post originally appeared on June 15, 2019, in Amanda Kludt’s newsletter “From the Editor,” a roundup of the most vital news and stories in the food world each week. Read the archives and subscribe now.

I was going to start the newsletter this week with a take on the closing of the revamped (and $40 million!) Four Seasons half a year after co-owner Julian Niccolini was pushed out, but I found my own schadenfreude a little unbearable. So instead I’ll just say some nice things and get right into it.

- I finally finished Kwame Onwuachi’s memoir, and it is as good as I expected, especially the second half when we get into the thick of the restaurant drama.

- I am obsessively watching wackadoo animated series Tuca and Bertie on Netflix and recommend you do the same. If it’s not your thing, try Dead to Me.

- If you live in New York, please go to Crown Shy and order all the desserts.

- This podcast about horniess from The Cut is fantastic.

- I went to a lovely fundraiser for Housing Works this week, and it reminded me they do great work. So throw some money their way. (It also reminded me Ovenly’s black out chocolate cake is best-in-class.)

P.S.: I’m going to Cannes for a work trip on Sunday, so if you have any recs, please send them my way.

P.P.S.: I now live in an apartment with a very large garden and am desperately trying to keep it alive. Luckily, pruning rose bushes is very zen. If you have any books or YouTube channels or podcasts(?) about gardening, I’m here for it.

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