We’re getting saucy—even more so than usual?—and dipping into the spreads, schmears, and drizzles we’re treating as essential supplements to our souls as well as our fridge-clearing batches of fried rice. Also! We’re coming at you with a bunch o’ thoughts on how to practice ~friendship~ right now, whether you prefer a postcard or a week-long game.
Condiment for us (and for you): [Chinkiang vinegar] (https://rstyle.me/+piRJR0ptDh7fnpaSV1FsMQ) , seasoned rice vinegar, mirin, <a href= "https://www.flybyjing.com/collections/frontpage/products/sichuan-chili-crisp?variant=31033340461114"> Fly by Jing sichuan chili crisp</a>, Marmite, hoisin, <a href= "https://www.eatseedible.com/shop">Seedible sesame butter</a>, Thai Kitchen curry paste, <a href= "https://rstyle.me/+8fd5C0oA0byJG1RxJlkhhQ">Iasa hot pepper in olive oil</a>, <a href= "https://italianfoodonlinestore.com/products/rose-marina-little-fish-with-hot-peppers-by-tutto-calabria-6-7-oz?variant=19711080104054&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=Google%20Shopping&gclid=CjwKCAjwte71BRBCEiwAU_V9h5Kc6BV8cWRNbR6KnyMWP9_ZBtdmI2QlhDsno1whRJlwo71HrHW05BoCSgQQAvD_BwE"> Tutto Calabria Rose Marina</a>, <a href= "https://mikeshothoney.com/collections/products/products/mikes-hot-honey"> Mike’s</a> or <a href= "https://redclayhotsauce.com/products/hot-honey">Red Clay</a> hot honey, <a href= "https://holyschmitts.com/collections/frontpage">Holy Schmitt’s horseradish</a> and <a href= "https://holyschmitts.com/products/holy-schmitts-hot-pepper-horseradish"> horseradish mustard</a>, and (drumroll) [Luxardo cherries] (https://rstyle.me/+OH469wUv19t8dg-KusM7GQ) , which are available in <a href= "https://www.supermarketitaly.com/luxardo-maraschino-cherries-can-6-6-lbs/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwhtT1BRCiARIsAGlY51LygZ40yHdYuzarAXz0bJQVi0xNf55Hn1W3Cmt4HWoh70V-UlhqD6saAmCQEALw_wcB"> this large-format option</a>.
A couple recipe mentions: <a href= "http://www.milkandmode.com/2011/04/sauteed-greens-with-onions-and-soy.html"> sauteed greens with onions and soy sauce</a> and <a href= "https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1020993-tofu-and-green-beans-with-chile-crisp"> tofu and green beans with chile crisp</a>.
Breaking news alert: grapefruit updates!! We learned about a grapefruit-eating tactic from <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOB_-BCwCNs">a YouTube vid</a> (by way of the wonderful <a href= "https://deezlinks.substack.com/">Deez Links</a> newsletter), and we both ate up Connie Wang’s article for R29 <a href= "https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/05/9747262/asian-cut-fruit"> “Love in the Shape of Cut Fruit.”</a>
Friend activities: texting (or [Netflix Party] (https://www.netflixparty.com/) chatting) over a movie, a game of Mafia (magazine covers via [Canva] (https://www.canva.com/) quite optional), <a href= "https://www.bustle.com/p/how-to-throw-a-zoom-powerpoint-party-thatll-bring-your-next-presentation-to-life-22767512"> PowerPoint parties</a>, sending postcards (extra credit if it’s by letter of the alphabet!) or using <a href= "https://touchnote.com/us/">TouchNote</a> to do so, the [Marco Polo app] (https://www.marcopolo.me/) , stoop drop-offs, New Yorker crosswords in <a href= "https://www.newyorker.com/crossword/puzzles-dept/introducing-partner-mode-crosswords-for-the-age-of-social-distancing"> partner mode</a>, being a Mystery Reader for a kid, or, for the bold, singing theme songs—or any songs, really—via voice memo.
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