Odd Bits

Those of us who turn green at the idea of eating spleen, nibbling neck, or tearing into a testicle, yet think nothing of devouring a perfectly prepared prime rib or burger, would do well to read Jennifer McLagan's culinary tribute to an animal's less-loved parts. With recipes like Headcheese for the Unconvinced, Minted Tripe and Pea Salad, and Sweetbreads with Morels and Fresh Fava Beans (paging Dr. Lecter), you may soon find yourself gobbling brains like a zombie.

July 26: On this day in 1602 "A booke called the Revenge of Hamlett Prince Denmarke" was entered in the Stationers' Register by printer James Robertes.

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