• 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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July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
Paradise and Elsewhere

Canadian short story marvel Kathy Page emerges as the Alice Munro of the supernatural from these heartfelt tales of shapeshifting swimmers, mild-mannered cannibals, and personality-shifting viruses transmitted through kisses.

Pastoral

When a persuasive pastor arrives in a sleepy farm town, his sage influence has otherworldly results (talking sheep, a mayor who walks on water). But can he pull off the miracle of finding kindly local Liz Denny the love of her life?  Small wonder looms large in this charmer from Andre Alexis.

The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).