• FOOD

Cow Country

Two new books chart the journey of meat and dairy from farm to table.

 

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Le Pigeon: Cooking at the Dirty Bird

The recipes and wisdom of an exceptionally unusual eatery.

 

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The Telling Room

The quest to re-create a  fabled recipie takes a cheesemaker on a journey of triumph, defeat, and reconnection with the past.

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Steal the Menu

A legendary food writer, devoured by memory.

 

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Consider the Fork

The ways in which kitchen tools and techniques affect what and how we eat.

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The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food

Following "the simple path between eating well and feeling happy."

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The Essential New York Times Cookbook

A writer's dive into a hundred and fifty years of recipes results in a delectable abstract of American cooking's evolution. Reviewed by Heller McAlpin.

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April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

And women too.  Luminaries from Colin Firth to Nick Cave and Jonathan Franzen chose the poems that bring them to tears, and the result is a stunning collection of poignant verse from writers like Auden, Whitman, Bishop, Larkin, Neruda and many others.  Warning: choking-up hazard.

The King of Pain

Trapped beneath his entertainment system, reality TV mastermind Rick Salter reflects on his life and tries to piece together the events of the previous evening. Seth Kaufman’s romp is an outrageous meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged world in which the two are often interchangeable.

The Good Inn

Frank Black, frontman for the Pixies, has written a transgressive historical fiction with shades of Thomas Pynchon (focused as it is on the history of explosives and cinematic pornography), all set in a hallucinatory Edwardian Europe.