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Sumac

by Rebecca Foster

Anas Atassi’s inviting cookbook is named after a spice that is one of two keys to Syrian cuisine. The other indispensable element, Atassi contends, is figurative: “nafas,” which literally means breath, but also connotes “the art... Read More

Book Review

The Believer

by Amy O'Loughlin

"The Believer" is the expansive story of John E. Mack, a preeminent Harvard Medical School professor and psychiatrist whose exploration of alien abduction phenomena nearly destroyed his career and reputation. Born in 1929 to wealthy... Read More

Book Review

Modern Americana

by Rebecca Foster

“Someone said that interior design is autobiography. For me, it’s nostalgia,” Max Humphrey notes in the opening to "Modern Americana", a photographic tour through properties that the Portland, Oregon, designer has designed. These... Read More

Book Review

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

Book Review

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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The Forager's Pantry

by Rachel Jagareski

Ellen Zachos is out to convert audiences with Forager’s Pantry, an inviting, easy-to-follow guide to tasty, wild plant ingredients that grow all around us, waiting to be harvested and eaten. Glowing photographs and simple yet alluring... Read More

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