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SPIN: The Annie Londonderry Cocktail

Peter Zheutlin’s “SPIN” Annie Londonderry Cocktail The Annie Londonderry Cocktail celebrates the publication of Spin and toasts the 126th anniversary of the beginning of Annie Londonderry’s extraordinary ‘round the world journey by bicycle. Like Annie, this whiskey-based cocktail is bold, brash, and colorful. In SPIN, Annie meets the imperious bicycle magnate Colonel Albert Pope hoping […]

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Julie Carrick Dalton’s New Hampshire Maple-Walnut Scones and Blueberry Compote

Julie Carrick Dalton’s New Hampshire Maple-Walnut Scones and Blueberry Compote The image that launched Waiting for the Night Song was of young girls in a rowboat picking blueberries from a wild shoreline, lush with berry bushes, pine trees, and sugar maples. I let my blueberry and maple syrup obsessions run wild as I created a […]

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Emily Layden’s ALL GIRLS Apple Cider Doughnuts

Emily Layden’s Apple Cider Doughnuts Nestled in a hilly corner of rural Connecticut, The Atwater School in All Girls is a haven for progressive thinking and feminist intellectuals—and also a quintessential piece of the New England landscape. From Litchfield and the Berkshires to interior New Hampshire and coastal Maine, boarding schools pepper this wing of […]

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Ladee Hubbard: Elizabeth’s Lemon Cake

Ladee Hubbard: Elizabeth’s Lemon Cake The Rib King is set in the early 20th century and tells the story of an African American domestic servant in a wealthy household who creates a meat sauce that becomes a national sensation. Food is an important emotional core of the novel and a lot of my research involved considering […]

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Jenna Blum: Peter Rashkin’s Latkes with Beet Dip & Horseradish Crème Fraîche

One of the amazing things about creating the menu for The Lost Family was reconnecting with my own. I knew I wanted the book’s restaurant, Masha’s, to be a fusion of Jewish and German food—Peter and his first wife Masha’s culinary heritages, respectively—and, since we’re introduced to Masha’s in 1965, the menu items  would also be […]

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Amy Poeppel’s LIMELIGHT Goat Cheese Phyllo Tortes from Pascalou

Limelight is an incisive, uproarious, and heartfelt story about the allure of Broadway and the magic of New York City, as a new Manhattanite and mother of three finds an unexpected opportunity that she’s perfectly suited for, but that just might turn her—and her family’s—world upside down. “Limelight is a book that celebrates New York City, its theater, […]

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