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Madeleine L’Engle, Age 15

December 1, 2011 • 1 Comment

“One day while I was happily pretending to myself that I was Madame Curie, I blew up the lab,” recalled Madeleine L’Engle in her 1983 Library of Congress address. These days, L’Engle is known and…

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What the Dormouse Said: Wit and Wisdom from Children’s Books, Part II

2 Comments November 28, 2011 • 2 Comments

It’s time for our second round of quotes from Amy Gash’s wonderful compilation What the Doomouse Said: Lessons for Grown-ups from Children’s Books. We’ll post a few of our very favorite quotes throughout November and…

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Roasted Celery Root, Potato, and Cauliflower Soup with Tarragon from Man with a Pan.

1 Comment November 23, 2011 • 1 Comment

I consider myself an adventurous enough eater, and I have never been picky, but there are two things I won’t eat: raisins and celery. In fact, I have been known to claim an allergy to…

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Bread Stuffing from Maman’s Homesick Pie

No Comments November 22, 2011 • No Comments

From all of us at Algonquin, Happy Thanksgiving! We present you with this delicious Bread Stuffing recipe from Maman’s Homesick Pie.

 
My Mother’s Bread Stuffing
Stuffing for a 12- to 15 pound turkey or…

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Stephen King, Age 9

4 Comments November 21, 2011 • 4 Comments

Today we have another excerpt from First Words, a collection of early writings by famous authors, edited by Paul Mandelbaum. Last week we shared one of Margaret Atwood’s first short stories. This week, we have…

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Fall Recipe! Pork Roast with Sauerkraut

No Comments November 16, 2011 • No Comments

The onset of Fall and the approach of Winter can remind you of Robert Frost, of pumpkins, of trips to the mountains to watch the changing leaves. Sweaters. Socks. But for me, it means it’s…

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Sneak Peek: Panther Baby by Jamal Joseph

14 Comments November 15, 2011 • 14 Comments

We’re excited to give you an early look at Panther Baby, Jamal Joseph’s gripping memoir about coming of age within the Black Panther movement, publishing February 7, 2012.
About the Book:
Eddie Joseph was a…

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What the Dormouse Said: Wit and Wisdom from Children’s Books, Part 1

4 Comments November 3, 2011 • 4 Comments

I started eating books at a very young age. In one of my earliest memories, I’m sitting on the kitchen floor gnawing on a copy of Little Bear’s Visit. I coerced my parents into reading…

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Publication Day: William Alexander’s 52 Loaves with Special Guest Baker Kelly Bowen

20 Comments October 25, 2011 • 20 Comments

William Alexander’s culinary memoir, 52 Loaves: One Man’s Relentless Pursuit of Truth, Meaning, and a Perfect Crust, is now out in paperback. This book lends new meaning to the term “from scratch.” Alexander sets out…

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Beer and Pretzels (and Football and Books)

1 Comment October 20, 2011 • 1 Comment

Earlier this month, excited about the baseball playoffs and eager to cheer for the Philadelphia Phillies (Official Baseball Team of the Algonquin Marketing Department), I volunteered to share my favorite baseball-watching recipes with the blog.…

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