New Yorker staffer Lawrence Wright, winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for The Looming Tower: Al Quaeda and the Road to 9/11, joins us for a look at his new non-fiction book, Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David.
Cognitive scientist/linguist and author of The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language, Steven Pinker discusses his new book on the science of effective writing, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century.
Homemade wonton soup in 30 minutes. Chicken Parmesan without dredging and frying. Fruit crisp on the stovetop. The secret to cooking fast is cooking smartchoosing and preparing fresh ingredients efficiently.In How to Cook Everything Fast, Mark Bittman provides a game plan for becoming a better, more…
Homemade wonton soup in 30 minutes. Chicken Parmesan without dredging and frying. Fruit crisp on the stovetop. The secret to cooking fast is cooking smartchoosing and preparing fresh ingredients efficiently.In How to Cook Everything Fast, Mark Bittman provides a game plan for becoming a better, more intuitive cook while you wake up your weekly meal routine with 2,000 main dishes and accompaniments that are simple to make, globally inspired, and bursting with flavor.How to Cook Everything Fast is a book of kitchen innovations. Time management the essential principle of fast cooking is woven into revolutionary recipes that do the thinking for you. Youll learn how to take advantage of downtime to prepare vegetables while a soup simmers or toast croutons while whisking a dressing. Just cook as you readand let the recipes guide you quickly and easily toward a delicious result.Bittman overhauls hundreds of classics through clever (even unorthodox) use of equipment and techniquesencouraging what he calls naturally fast cookingand the results are revelatory. There are standouts like Cheddar Waffles with Bacon Maple Syrup (bold flavors in less time); Charred Brussels Sprout Salad with Walnuts and Gorgonzola (the food processor streamlines chopping); Spaghetti and Drop Meatballs with Tomato Sauce (no rolling or shaping); and Apple Crumble Under the Broiler (almost instant dessert gratification). Throughout, Bittmans commonsense advice and plentiful variations provide cooks with freedom and flexibility, with tips for squeezing in further shortcuts, streamlined kitchen notes, and illustrations to help you prep faster or cook without a recipe.How to Cook Everything Fast puts time on your side and makes a lifetime of homemade meals an exciting and delicious reality.
Guardian of Guadalcanal: The World War II Story of Douglas A. Munro, United States Coast Guard, the only Coast Guard Medal of Honor recipient, is the subject of Gary Williams' new biography. Retired Coast Guard Commander Doug Sheehan, the hero's nephew, w
Dana Cowin, editor in chief at Food & Wine, joins April Bloomfield, James Beard Award winner, to discuss author Cowin's new book, Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen: Learning to Cook with 65 Great Chefs and Over 100 Delicious Recipes.
Azar Nafisi (Reading Lolita in Tehran) gives tribute to the importance of fiction in a democratic society, The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books. Most noted: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Babbitt and The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.
It's back to Tara as Donald McCaig, author of the prequel Ruth's Journey: The Authorized Novel of Mammy from Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind, presents an imagined past for Scarlett's faithful slave.
Psychology Today blogger and Drew University criminology professor Scott Bonn converses with syndicated columnist Diane Diamond about his new book, Why We Love Serial Killers: The Curious Appeal of the World's Most Savage Murderers.
Mark Obama Ndesandjo talks about his complex relationship with his older half-brother while telling his personal story about identity and multiculturalism in his memoir, An Obama Journey: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery across Three Cultures.
Coauthor of Alliance of Enemies, Sigrid MacRae shares with us the story of her mother, the father she never knew and their intercontinental love affair in her new memoir, A World Elsewhere: An American Woman in Wartime Germany.
Author of bestselling biography Little Girl Blue, Randy Schmidt presents the most important interviews between 1935 and 1969 in his latest work, Judy Garland on Judy Garland: Interviews and Encounters. In conversation with Tom Santopietro.
Please join us as retired four-star general Tony Zinni analyzes the history of America's use of military action and a call for change in his latest book, Before the First Shots are Fired: How America Can Win Or Lose Off The Battlefield.
Sometimes one night can change everything. On this particular night, Wren and her three best friends are attending a black-tie party at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate the opening of a major exhibit curated by her father. An enormous wind blasts through the city, making everyone feel that…
Sometimes one night can change everything. On this particular night, Wren and her three best friends are attending a black-tie party at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate the opening of a major exhibit curated by her father. An enormous wind blasts through the city, making everyone feel that something unexpected and perhaps wonderful will happen. And for Wren, that something wonderful is Nolan. With his root-beer-brown Michelangelo eyes, Nolanchanges the way Wrens heart beats. In Isabel Gillies's Starry Night, suddenly everything is different. Nothing makes sense except for this boy. What happens to your life when everything changes, even your heart? How much do you give up? How much do you keep?
ESPN commentator and senior fantasy sports analyst Matthew Berry discusses his New York Times bestseller, Fantasy Life: The Outrageous, Uplifting and Heartbreaking World of Fantasy Sports from the Guy Who's Lived It.
Translator Edward Strauss brings Corporal Louis Bartha's wartime writing to English-speaking readers for the first time in this harrowing first-person account of a French foot soldier who survived four years in the trenches of World War I.