- Cooking with Shirley Jackson [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- Charles Addams: The Long Island Macabre Master Who Created The Addams Family [LONG ISLAND PRESS]
- Ellen Bromfield Geld, youngest daughter of Louis Bromfield, dies at 87 [MANSFIELD NEWS JOURNAL]
- Book Excerpt: ‘Joan of Arc’ by Helen Castor [FLAVORWIRE]
Tag Archives: Cooking
Daily Diversion #429: Bookish Restraint
I think I showed admirable restraint at the Half Price Books warehouse sale, don’t you?
[Book Nerd Links] Iris, Virginia, Human Chain, and Bookends
- Cooking with Iris Murdoch [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- Where Virginia Woolf Listened to the Waves [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- Epic Human Chain Moves Bookstore Into New Home [HUFFPOST]
- Jaw-Dropping Bookends Feature Detailed Back-Alley Dioramas [FLAVORWIRE]
Hannah Glasse Google Doodle
Yesterday’s Google Doodle was in honor of Hannah Glasse (born on 28 March 1708).
Isn’t it adorable?
Daily Diversion #358: Russian Apple Cake
If autumn and apples are the perfect couple (and they totally are), then Sharlotka (Russian Apple Cake) is, perhaps, the most delicious expression of that union.
I baked one yesterday, to accompany the newly cold weather ’round these parts. Even better: the cake is served warm. The leftovers are fantastic, too. (I’m currently eating a slice and drinking a cup of hot Russian tea.)
This Sharlotka is fluffy, light, a bit tart (thanks to Granny Smith apples), and not too sweet; the top is crusty and golden.
I use Chef Matt Danko’s recipe (which is actually his dad’s). It’s even tastier than it looks!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition
This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition.
“You and your Nero Wolfe recipes!”
From The American Magazine, June 1949.
Daily Diversion #264: Writers Must Eat, Too
Daily Diversion #216 (and a Bonus Recipe): Summer Corn
Food is magic, so it’s no wonder that I feel deeply, divinely alive and loved when The Chef cooks for me. His most recent culinary offering started like this:
CHEF LEIGHTON’S GRILLED CORNFUSION
- 5 OR 6 EARS OF CORN ON THE COB
- 1/2 OF A FRESH PINEAPPLE
- HABANERO SUGAR
- 6-8 THIN PATS OF BUTTER
- SRIRACHA SALT, TO TASTE
- DRIED CHILIES, TO TASTE
- GRILL THE EARS OF CORN USING YOUR PREFERRED METHOD. SLICE OFF THE KERNELS AND PLACE IN A MEDIUM BOWL.
- CUT THE PINEAPPLE INTO LARGE SLICES; RUB ONE SIDE OF EACH SLICE WITH A THIN LAYER OF HABANERO SUGAR. GRILL BOTH SIDES UNTIL SLIGHTLY BROWN. YOU CAN GRILL THE CORN AND THE PINEAPPLE AT THE SAME TIME. DICE THE PINEAPPLE AND ADD TO THE BOWL WITH THE CORN. STIR.
- ADD PATS OF BUTTER AND STIR WELL. ADD THE SALT AND CHILIES, TO TASTE, INCORPORATING FULLY.
It is slightly sweet, slightly spicy, and 100% marvelous! Kind of like a certain special someone I know…
“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”-George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
[Book Nerd Links] Three Fun Links for Your Reading Pleasure
- The 10 unhappiest marriages in fiction [courtesy The Telegraph]
- How to Make Ernest Hemingway’s Favorite Burger [courtesy People]
- LEGO literature [courtesy Waterstones.com]