Nov 21, 2012 — America's Test Kitchen host Chris Kimball and Renee Montagne cook up a Julia Child-inspired Thanksgiving feast of roast turkey and mashed potatoes. And we remember that she would say, if things go wrong in the kitchen, just keep on going. And have a glass of wine.
Aug 31, 2011 — In How to Read a French Fry: And Other Stories of Intriguing Kitchen Science, Russ Parsons answers all sorts of food science questions, including why meat browns, why sauces emulsify and how frying is different from roasting.
Aug 19, 2011 — NPR coverage of How to Read a French Fry: And Other Stories of Intriguing Kitchen Science by Russ Parsons. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters, Patricia Curtan, Kelsie Kerr, and Fritz Streiff. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Dec 3, 2010 — Librarian Nancy Pearl loves reading about other people's lives. And while an unappreciative therapist might call that a predilection toward snooping, it won't stop her from gravitating to the memoir section of the bookstore. Here, for your own vicarious pleasure, are some of her favorites.
Aug 18, 2010 — The days are getting shorter, and it's hard to breeze though pages like you did on vacation just a few short weeks ago. Critic Cord Jefferson offers five nonfiction titles — true stories that will gently ease you out of the summer months, and back into the routines of fall.
Aug 10, 2010 — Temperatures in much of America this summer have been hovering between inferno and sticky mess. Food writer Nigella Lawson offers cool and refreshing dishes to please the palate and cool the body. Her latest book is Nigella Fresh.
Jun 20, 2010 — This year has yielded a bumper crop of cookbooks for the farmers market regular. Food writer T. Susan Chang has sorted through this bounty to come up with an armload of recommendations — as well as a score of great summer recipes — for the locavore in your life.
Jun 16, 2010 — Anthony Bourdain's Medium Raw is a tour of the current state of the food world and the wild and weird chefs and personalities that inhabit it. He takes on the cult of celebrity chefs and the state of the American hamburger, and gets inside the mind of wunderkind David Chang.
Mar 16, 2010 — There's so much more to St. Patrick's Day food than Irish soda bread and corned beef and cabbage. Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson shares some delectable recipes for a holiday feast you'll want to raise a glass to.