Jun 25, 2014 — An Adirondack historian and top chef have teamed up to create a cookbook that offers new takes on traditional food. "Adirondack Cookbook" is part history lesson, part culinary inspiration.
Todd Moe spoke with Hallie Bond, who co-authored "Adirondack Cookbook" with chef Stephen Topper. The book includes lots of historical photos and stories about regional food researched by Bond.
It also contains some of Chef Topper's favorite recipes, modern takes on traditional dishes like Mohawk soup and beaver stew. Todd Moe spoke with Halle from her home in Long Lake and she told him that the book evolved from a presentation that she and Steven Topper gave on historically-inspired dishes at the Adirondack Museum several years ago during the museum's "Let's Eat" exhibit. Go to full article
May 09, 2014 — The women in John Brown's family will be the focus of a lecture at the John Brown Day event in Lake Placid on Saturday. John Brown, the famous abolitionist, was convicted of treason and hanged for leading the raid on Harper's Ferry. He's buried on his family's farm in North Elba.
In 1849, he moved to a farm in the Adirondacks to lead freed slaves in farming. Each year, the non-profit organization, "John Brown Lives!" sponsors a series of lectures, workshops and a commemoration of John Brown's work to end slavery.
Todd Moe talks with historian Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz, who has written a book about the work of Mary, Brown's wife, and his daughters, Ruth and Annie, on behalf of the anti-slavery movement in the 19th century.
Laughlin-Schultz will lead a workshop for teachers on Saturday morning, and be part of a panel of historians talking about women and abolition. She's the author of the book, "The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown's Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism." Go to full article
Dec 11, 2013 — For over a century, first memories have been the subject of hundreds of investigations and academic studies. The age of a person's earliest recollections, the content of those memories and various other topics are of enduring interest to lots of people. Experts say early recollections yield deep insights into an individual's personality and ways of perceiving life.
In his new book, Dawn of Memories, St. Lawrence University professor Arthur Clark focuses on tapping into strengths and "an awareness of potentialities" that emerge from early recollections. Clark spoke with Todd Moe about his latest book and how early recollections can influence us throughout life. Go to full article
Oct 09, 2013 — Our book reviewer, Betsy Kepes, traveled to Kingston, Ontario to take in a day of events at the Kingston Writersfest. While she was there she talked with Will Schwalbe,... Go to full article