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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Tuesday, March 9

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don’t make it cold

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Hi, everyone!

If you didn’t catch it yesterday, CFC’s Sean Cahill made an appearance on Marine AFC’s podcast — check it out here.

Ramble of the Day

I imagine many of us are familiar with the concept of cold pizza being a socially acceptable treat, and a number of us have probably already tried it. That wasn’t the inspiration for a conversation I had recently, but it came up because we were talking about enjoying other traditionally hot foods in a cold format — pasta was name dropped, as were fries and puri. Along the way, I realized that I really just don’t like my food cold.

Outside of tolerating fries at room temperature, I could not imagine the idea of eating any of those foods cold. I know for a fact that I don’t like cold pasta, have no interest in trying cold pizza, and I really don’t think a cold puri is not worth it. I find each of these things much better hot, which reflects many of my eating habits. Unless the food is traditionally designated as something enjoyed at cold temperatures or room temperature, I like it hot. By this, I mean actually hot; lukewarm will not do.

It is entirely possible that I have not yet shared a particularly hot take, but if you’re looking for one, I think I have it: this lack of interest in cold foods extends to sandwiches. I will accept a sandwich at room temperature — my lazy meal nowadays is a very basic avocado toast. I have never been one for a traditional cold sandwich, though. I feel like all I taste is the coldness of the ingredients and not the ingredients themselves.

That’s how I feel about the other foods, too — I just taste the temperature, not the food. With at least a little bit of warmth, I taste the food again.

tl;dr: I don’t like cold pizza, or most hot things in cold format. Oh, and I also don’t like cold sandwiches.

Stay informed, read this: Reggie Ugwu profiles actor Daniel Kaluuya on his rise in Hollywood and his award-winning role playing Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah for The New York Times

Links of the Day

UEFA suspended the fourth official who was accused of racism during PSG-Başakşehir until the end of the season.

The house of Monterrey’s Rogelio Funes Mori was robbed over the weekend.

HBO Max will produce LFG, a documentary focused on the USWNT’s fight for equal pay.

A longer read: Jacob Steinberg interviews Brighton’s Alexis Mac Allister on his career with the club so far and sticking to his Argentine roots for The Guardian