Nisha's Internet Tote Bag

Nisha Chittal
Good things to read + good things to cook, every Sunday, from journalist Nisha Chittal.
Created 30 Apr 2019
  • On women who love fall and being "basic"
    20 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 11 2
    Kimberly Vardeman/Creative Commons It’s that time of year when pumpkin everything starts showing up at the stores—and I like it! (Minus the pumpkin spice hummus I saw on my grocery run earlier.) I wan...
  • breaks are good, actually
    12 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 18 2
    I inadvertently took a late summer break from this newsletter for the past month or so. I wrote one newsletter in early August, and then when the next Sunday approached, I just felt a total lack of en...
  • so much for hot vax summer!
    08 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 16 0
    unrelated to anything, it’s BLT season At the beginning of the summer this year, there was so much optimism. Vaccines became available in the US to everyone over the age of 12, and most people I knew ...
  • Everything I want to cook this summer
    19 Jul 2021 • 2 min read • 14 0
    Every once in a while I do a newsletter edition that’s all about recipes. This is one of those! (If you don’t care about recipes, keep scrolling — there’s still a link roundup this week). Summer is, I...
  • The bumpy return to travel
    11 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 8 0
    I went on vacation here and it was great. This newsletter took a bit of a hiatus the past two weeks, but for a good reason: I was on vacation! I took my first real, actual, post-vaccine vacation that ...
  • On aging and trends
    21 Jun 2021 • 3 min read • 25 0
    A few weeks ago I was waiting outside of Ursula, a trendy breakfast burrito spot in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and noticed that half the other people waiting for their burritos around me were wearing an...
  • post-pandemic return to "normal" anxiety
    06 Jun 2021 • 4 min read • 16 0
    it wouldn’t be a meal in 2021 without masks and hand sanitizer. The post-pandemic summer is here. It should be thrilling! People are making plans again. Travel, weddings, restaurants are returning. Th...
  • Reads and recipes for a rainy Memorial Day weekend
    30 May 2021 • 2 min read • 7 0
    it’s strawberry season! 🍓 I’m keeping this one short, because it’s a holiday weekend! Memorial Day weekend usually marks the beginning of summer: it’s a three day weekend, it’s usually warm and sunny...
  • It's time to go offline
    23 May 2021 • 3 min read • 11 2
    Peonies at the New York Botanical Garden. Over the past year, we all became Extremely Online. As lockdowns proliferated and in-person gatherings became unsafe, every part of our lives became mediated ...
  • Ramps season + gearing up for the NYC primaries
    16 May 2021 • 2 min read • 7 0
    baked tofu with peanut sauce, from this week’s recipe picks First off, I wrote a story this week explaining ramps: the hype, the history, and how they went from Appalachian staple to city restaurant t...
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