A History of Food in 100 Recipes

From an ancient Egyptian bread recipe written in hieroglyphs to the world's first cupcake, William Sitwell profiles the pivotal foods which have nourished societies and forged civilizations.

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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…