The Nosh
Welcome back to my weekly newletter! Two weeks in a row, although I am one day later than I  hoped to be in sending it - I did it…whew! I spent the last week making Mark Bittman's incredible olive oil Matzo and this super yummy pomegranate and kumquat salsa. For this recipe I was inspired by the kumquats blooming in my own garden. If you have never had a kumquat I would describe the the flesh of a kumquat as sour and tangy, but the peel is surprisingly sweet, almost like candy. They are amazing enjoyed with cheese, tossed in salads, or scooped onto the above mentioned matzo, or my personal favorite spread on roasted salmon that is just out of the oven. Stay tuned to see the full recipe on the upcoming blog.
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Maude Latour is known as the Lorde-like pop artist. Latour started writing songs when she was a teenager, and now the 22 year old has released two EP's and more than a dozen singles.   The New York-based pop newcomer, known for her catchy and bright tracks of heartbreak and sisterhood, went to an all-girls school growing up, and she is admired by fans for creating relatable music that reflects the complexities of female friendships and sexuality. In February 2021 she tweeted “its really the binary/phallic constraints on love and emotion that cause us to put love into boxes. feminine love is fluidity, boundaryless, friendship and romance blur, it is true feeling and it has no ends.” 
“Lola” explores the complicated and blurred line between romantic and platonic feelings. Detailing her desire to protect her girls, her future and her love for Lola, the song explores the fluidity of relationships and love that can’t always be categorized.
Her latest works include the electrifying synth-pop love songs “Heaven” and “Lunch,” inspired by her current relationship. “Heaven” with it's 80's synth electropop vibes and a catchy hook is one of the many singles Latour has released since graduating in 2022. Perhaps the most notable feature of the new single is the tone shift from Latour’s recent focus on friendship and sisterly love to romantic connection. “These are songs I wrote in real-time while falling in love,” Latour said in an Instagram post, when she announced the single’s release. “’Heaven’ marks the beginning of my next chapter of music. It's really how love feels to me, and I'm not sure if it’s because I'm a fluid bi girl, but I want us to embrace all the ways that love appears to us”  Whomever the object of Latour’s affection might be, the track does not discriminate and foregoes any gendered pronouns addressing her partner with “you.”
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