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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links for Wednesday, October 6

the leftovers show

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Hi, all!

Here’s a very sweet video of Son Heung-min and BTS that allows me to maintain that Son makes social content better.

Ramble of the Day

I am pretty sure that I admitted my interest in watching almost any cooking or baking competition show. In that case, I must share that I have started watching another random show — Best Leftovers Ever! on Netflix.

I tend to enter these shows with low expectations, hoping at the very least to feel like I didn’t waste an hour of my time. Best Leftovers Ever!, though, is a remarkably engaging show. I enjoy cooking but would not consider myself naturally inclined to make upscale food, nor do I have a habit of thinking about what I would cook. I find Best Leftovers Ever! creatively stimulating, though — I’m not sure if it’s the show or it’s me. On an episode I watched the other night, a contestant had to elevate carne asada tacos with rice and beans, and I automatically began brainstorming what he could do with it. (I thought it might be interesting to go Indian with his rice and beans, since I grew up on Indian rice and beans. The contestant eventually went with dumplings; he didn’t win, but it was a good idea.)

The show truly emphasizes creativity from its contestants. I’d argue it throws the harder challenge at them first, asking them to take one thing and elevate it to something else completely. For example, in the same episode, contestants had to make brunch and a cocktail from leftovers from a child’s birthday party — club sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, fruit kebabs, and birthday cake. (I did not have a successful brainstorming session for that one, but I did crave cake.)

Additionally, I would not normally look for chemistry between judges on a throwaway Netflix show, but I really enjoy the presence the trio of Jackie Tohn, David So, and Rosemary Shrager bring both individually and collectively. I’m surprised in the best way by Best Leftovers Ever!, which has now become a show I cannot stop watching despite a fear of running out of episodes.

tl;dr: I have watched yet another cooking competition show, Best Leftovers Ever! on Netflix, and it’s surprisingly fun and engaging.

Stay informed, read this: Korsha Wilson interviews cookbook author Bryan Terry on his efforts to add more authors of color to the industry for The New York Times

Links of the Day
CW: sexual misconduct

Ex-Australia international Lisa De Vanna accused former teammates of sexual misconduct.

25 men launched a class action against Celtic, saying they were sexually abused as youth players at Celtic Boys Club.

Washington Spirit owner Steve Baldwin resigned as the club’s CEO and managing partner upon the players’ request.

UEFA matches have not been monitored for discriminatory behavior this season because the confederation has not struck a new deal with anti-discrimination group Fare.

A longer watch: Savannah Guthrie interviews Sinead Farrelly, Mana Shim, and Alex Morgan on systemic abuse of players in the NWSL on Today