3 Good Things: Murakami, Gianduia, Barista Crushes


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1 Jess Row‘s interesting piece about Haruki Murakami’s “blandness,” which compares the Japanese author’s tone to the foods we seek out for comfort and routine (like, spaghetti). [Three Penny Review]

2 This cool, carefully annotated series of 35 blog posts about the history of gianduia, that lovely Italian concoction of chocolate and hazelnuts, which used to be a seasonal product available in the late fall. [DallasFood via Michael Laiskonis]

3 Rumpus writer Josh Lefkowitz tells us about what he’s been reading at Milk Bar (not that Milk Bar, the other Milk Bar), and briefly discusses his barista crush. [Rumpus]