Books

Emmanuel Acho’s new book, “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,” is based on a video series in which he sits down with people, many of them white, to discuss race in the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There are many surf spots in Southern California, but only San Onofre contains a mashup of bohemians, the military, and a power plant.

from Greater LA

José R. Ralat is the Taco Editor of Texas Monthly. His coveted job is to eat as many tacos as he can get his hands on.

America’s regional tacos, from Cajun to crispy hardshell

José R. Ralat is the Taco Editor of Texas Monthly. His coveted job is to eat as many tacos as he can get his hands on.

from Good Food

What do you get when you cross an irreverent wordsmith with a curious and opinionated chef? Tyler Kord . Kord’s No. 7 sub shops in Fort Greene, Brooklyn have closed.

Nothing upsetting about these sandwich riffs

What do you get when you cross an irreverent wordsmith with a curious and opinionated chef? Tyler Kord . Kord’s No. 7 sub shops in Fort Greene, Brooklyn have closed.

from Good Food

According to Aaron Bobrow-Strain, as late as the 1890s, 90% of bread was baked by hand. By the turn of the century, only 10% was made in small bakeries.

A brief social history of white bread

According to Aaron Bobrow-Strain, as late as the 1890s, 90% of bread was baked by hand. By the turn of the century, only 10% was made in small bakeries.

from Good Food

From quesadillas to a croque monsieur, versions of grilled cheese can be found around the world in most cultures that embrace dairy.

The greatest thing since sliced bread? The grilled cheese sandwich

From quesadillas to a croque monsieur, versions of grilled cheese can be found around the world in most cultures that embrace dairy.

from Good Food

In a Brooklyn housing project in 1969, an old church deacon known as Sportcoat walks into the courtyard in the middle of the day and shoots the neighborhood drug dealer.

‘Deacon King Kong’ is set in NY housing project, shows big picture of Black life

In a Brooklyn housing project in 1969, an old church deacon known as Sportcoat walks into the courtyard in the middle of the day and shoots the neighborhood drug dealer.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Douglas Stuart’s “Shuggie Bain” is not a book to miss.

Douglas Stuart: “Shuggie Bain”

Douglas Stuart’s “Shuggie Bain” is not a book to miss.

from Bookworm

Making your own pie can be a daunting task during a holiday that already involves so much cooking.

Overcoming the fears of pie crust: advice from Cheryl Day

Making your own pie can be a daunting task during a holiday that already involves so much cooking.

from Good Food

In London there’s a glorious contemporary take on a Victorian kitchen tucked into the Holborn Dining Room. The pies coming out of that exquisite room are savory showstoppers.

Savory pie: turkey, stuffing, cranberries all in a flakey pie shell

In London there’s a glorious contemporary take on a Victorian kitchen tucked into the Holborn Dining Room. The pies coming out of that exquisite room are savory showstoppers.

from Good Food

The eerie realism of Charles Baxter reaches an apotheosis in his new novel, “The Sun Collective.”

Charles Baxter: 'The Sun Collective'

The eerie realism of Charles Baxter reaches an apotheosis in his new novel, “The Sun Collective.”

from Bookworm

Until late Tuesday, Christopher Krebs was the top Trump administration official overseeing election security.

Democracy: How it held up during election 2020 and what it may look like going forward

Until late Tuesday, Christopher Krebs was the top Trump administration official overseeing election security.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Central Avenue in South LA was the heart of LA’s jazz scene in the first half of the 20th century.

Music historian delves into LA’s rich jazz scene and how clubs were an ‘oasis from racism’

Central Avenue in South LA was the heart of LA’s jazz scene in the first half of the 20th century.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

For her cookbook “ In Bibi’s Kitchen ,” Somali chef Hawa Hassan asked eight older women to share their stories and recipes of their home countries.

Female, older, Black: grandma’s cooking at the center of a new cookbook

For her cookbook “ In Bibi’s Kitchen ,” Somali chef Hawa Hassan asked eight older women to share their stories and recipes of their home countries.

from Good Food

Nicole Krauss speaks about subconscious magic and realism combining through the art of writing, and her new book of short stories, “To Be a Man.”

Nicole Krauss: 'To Be a Man'

Nicole Krauss speaks about subconscious magic and realism combining through the art of writing, and her new book of short stories, “To Be a Man.”

from Bookworm

Author Laila Lalami explores identity and belonging in her new memoir, “Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America.”

Laila Lalami on what happens when a US border agent gets to decide who looks like a citizen

Author Laila Lalami explores identity and belonging in her new memoir, “Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

According to food writer and DIY activist Sandor Ellix Katz, the English language uses the word “fermentation” to describe both the literal process of yeast and bacteria transforming…

Drawing connections between the microbial community and human culture

According to food writer and DIY activist Sandor Ellix Katz, the English language uses the word “fermentation” to describe both the literal process of yeast and bacteria transforming…

from Good Food

Black excellence has long been celebrated in popular culture — sports, music, literature and film.

Authorship, memory, aspiration: ‘The Rise’ of Black cooks

Black excellence has long been celebrated in popular culture — sports, music, literature and film.

from Good Food

Mauro Javier Cárdenas discusses reimagining narrative possibilities with his new book, “Aphasia."

Mauro Javier Cárdenas: “Aphasia”

Mauro Javier Cárdenas discusses reimagining narrative possibilities with his new book, “Aphasia."

from Bookworm

Prior to becoming the Guardian’s vegan columnist, Meera Sodha specialized in Indian cooking. She was also a new mom who ate animal products.

Soy eggs, avocado kachumbar and chile tofu: new vegetarian dishes

Prior to becoming the Guardian’s vegan columnist, Meera Sodha specialized in Indian cooking. She was also a new mom who ate animal products.

from Good Food