S1E5: London


This episode begins with a correction about malt whisky from episode 4, Whiskey Women, and Laura explains that she found “her drink.” She’s also working on an exciting project but it’s stressing her out a little bit. Sara’s blog got sneakily hacked but Taylor Swift is coming through for her on the political front. After catching up they move onto drinking gin and tonics, eating blondies, and discussing London while doing some terrible British accents. Before ending with recommendations they answer a listener question about how they decide where to go in the world.


• Laura’s drink: the Volcano at Luca (Campari, Prosecco and Amaro dell’Etna)
• ordering specialty drinks online from Pennsylvania Wine & Spirits
• Taylor Swift: 30 Things I Learned Before Turning 30
Google flight searches


LONDON, gin & tonics, etc:

• Sara’s blog posts: London, Salisbury
• Laura’s blog post: Complete London Travel Guide
• TV shows: Harlots, Peaky Blinders, The Fall, The Crown
Butterscotch Blondies from The Violet Bakery Cookbook (note: Sara baked them in a 9x13 pan for 20 minutes)
• Fever Tree elderflower tonic and Indian tonic
• gins used: New Amsterdam and Tanqueray Rangpur
Thistle Finch gin from Lancaster, PA
• Sara’s Airbnb in the Shoreditch neighborhood + the hosts’ coffee shop named Bell Boi
Fat Tire Bike Tours
• London books: Londonopolis and London Style Guide


Borough Market
Bread Ahead (here’s their donut recipe)
Franco Manca pizza
Pizza Pilgrims
Violet Bakery (and their cookbook)
Oklava (and their cookbook)
The Marquis of Westminster
The Chipping Forecast
Rochelle Canteen


• Sara Bareilles’s music (especially Little Voice and Brave Enough: Live at the Variety Playhouse)
Riverdale + the recap podcast, Dial M for Maple


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