Starred Review

Southern from Scratch: Pantry Essentials and Down-Home Recipes

by Ashley English

Ashley English is a food writer and active member of Slow Food USA. She grew up in the southern mountains of Virginia, and returned to the food traditions of her childhood after years of restrictive "healthy" diets. "Reintroducing whole foods... and having profound positive changes in my health, made me realize that it wasn't Southern foods that had caused my family so much trouble. Instead it was the processed foods that had weaseled their way in." Southern from Scratch is full of recipes that are uncomplicated

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Jam Session: A Fruit-Preserving Handbook

by Joyce Goldstein

A former Chez Panisse chef and retired owner of the renowned San Francisco restaurant Square One, Joyce Goldstein has been "putting up preserves" since the 1960s, committed to "the beautiful tension between sweetness and acidity" and distinctive flavors. In Jam Session: A Fruit-Preserving Handbook, Goldstein presents more than 100 fruit recipes. Arranged by seasons, from strawberry jam to pumpkin butter, this beautifully photographed cookbook is both inspiring and pragmatic.

Introductory sections feel like

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The Bread Collection: Recipes for Baking Artisan Bread at Home

by Brian Hart Hoffman

Despite its appeal, bread baking can intimidate even those who are comfortable in the kitchen: so many factors, so many recipes to choose from. Brian Hart Hoffman, editor-in-chief of Bake from Scratch magazine, has assembled a mouthwatering batch of classic and innovative bread recipes in his first cookbook, The Bread Collection.

Each of the book's four sections--quick, twist, yeast and pull-apart--has its own stars, such as a recipe for strawberry balsamic muffins or a gorgeous Nutella crunch braid sprinkled

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Media Heat

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Fresh Air: Karina Longworth, author of Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood (Custom House, $29.99, 9780062440518).

Good Morning America: Michelle Obama, author of Becoming (Crown, $32.50, 9781524763138).

Daily Show: Jenifer Lewis, author of The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir (Amistad, $15.99, 9780062410412).

Monday, November 12, 2018

Fresh Air: Rob Dunn, author of Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live (Basic Books, $28, 9781541645769).

Late Night with Seth Meyers: David Sedaris, author of Calypso (Little, Brown, $28, 9780316392389).

Thursday, November 8, 2018

KCRW's Bookworm: Eileen Myles, author of Evolution (Grove Press, $25, 9780802128508).

NPR's 1A: Irene Butter, author of Shores Beyond Shores: From Holocaust to Hope, My True Story (White River Press, $20, 9781935052708).

The View: April Ryan, author of Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House (Rowman & Littlefield, $24.95, 9781538113363).

Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, author of Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote (Knopf, $18.99, 9780525579014).

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Daily Show: Rebecca Traister, author of Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger (Simon & Schuster, $27, 9781501181795).

Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Major Garrett, author of Mr. Trump's Wild Ride (All Points Books, $28.99, 9781250185914).

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Fresh Air: Andrew Delbanco, the author of The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America's Soul From the Revolution to the Civil War (Penguin Press, $30, 9781594204050).

CBS This Morning: Liane Moriarty, author of Nine Perfect Strangers (Flatiron Books, $28.99, 9781250069825).
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