Salt to Taste

The chef-owner of the restaurants Hearth and Insieme offers a guide to the building blocks of sophisticated cooking. A lovely and edifying book.

July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

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