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Rice

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Southern culinary historian and chef Michael W. Twitty’s "Rice" celebrates a global and Southern staple with recipes rooted in tradition and tweaked to meet the times. Rice, Twitty notes, “changes outfits well to suit the party.”... Read More

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The Portrait

by Mari Carlson

In Ilaria Bernardini’s artful novel "The Portrait", Valeria is an author who needs a jacket picture for her new collection. This becomes her excuse to enter the house where her secret lover lays dying; there, his wife, Isla, will paint... Read More

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To Calais, In Ordinary Time

by Kristine Morris

"To Calais, In Ordinary Time" is a brilliant novel set in medieval times. In it, a group of travelers races against the Black Death on a journey that leads each to an unexpected destination. In 1348, as the Black Death sweeps into... Read More

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Vegan Recipes from Japan

by Karen Rigby

Informed by Kaiseki cuisine and Zen Buddhism, Malte Härtig’s "Vegan Recipes from Japan" is an elegant cookbook that reveres cooking rituals. Härtig writes: “Cooking with love. That’s the essence.” For him, minimalism is key in... Read More

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