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The Round House

• <b>Author:</b> Louise Erdrich<p>National Book Award Winner<p>One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to relive or reveal what happened, either to the police or to …

Book News: Newly Found Oscar Wilde Letter: 'Sacrifice For Your Art'

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>A recently discovered 13-page letter from Oscar Wilde advises a mysterious "Mr. Morgan" that "[t]he best work in literature is always done by those who do not depend on it for their daily bread and the highest form of …

'Z' Tells The Fitzgeralds' Story From Zelda's Point Of View

F. Scott Fitzgerald first saw his future wife from across a crowded room at a country club dance in Montgomery, Ala., where he was in basic training and she was waiting to be discovered by the world. They wed in 1920, and the two went on to have a famously turbulent marriage — tarnished by personal …

Book News: Willa Cather's Letters To Be Published Against Her Wishes

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>Willa Cather's letters are being published next month (never mind that the author of <i>My Antonia</i> was militantly opposed to her letters being made public), and <i>The New York Times</i> has excerpts: "In other matters — things …

Are "San Marzano-Style" Tomatoes Bogus?

What are San Marzano tomatoes, exactly? Chowhound foodieX2 recently encountered a can labeled “San Marzano,” and underneath those words, in fine …

Can Your Rice Cooker Make You Sick?

In a lot of Asian households, an electric cooker keeps rice warm for hours, maybe even all day, chowsue notes on Chowhound. This makes it easy to …

10 Great Combos for Stuffing Chicken Breasts

A great filling redeems boneless chicken breasts, lending flavor and texture, and transforming them into an elegant main dish that’s also easy enough …

Pros and Cons of Home Ice Cream Makers

Should you buy an ice cream maker? Before visions of freshly made fudge swirl make you say yes, consider one huge potential annoyance factor, …

Baci di Dama Cookies

409<p>78<p>9<p>Shares 496<p>Neither one of us is quite sure how we connected, but so be it. But somehow I kind of remembered <b>Terresa Murphy</b> from San Francisco. …

Guacamole

17<p>2<p>2<p>Shares 21<p>Okay, show of hands – who likes guacamole more than I do? Okay… Now that that’s settled, who was more thrilled that I was to score a …

Split Pea Soup

247<p>13<p>5<p>Shares 265<p>We don’t always get snow in Paris in the winter. But when we do, it blankets the city with a brilliant layer of snow. It illuminates …

Ask A Cheesemonger: What Are the Best Fancy Pants Cheeses for Pizza?

GalleryAsk A Cheesemonger: What Are the Best Fancy Pants Cheeses for Pizza?<p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>We recently asked you about your favorite non-mozzarella pizza cheeses. With over 1,000 votes, relatively evenly distributed between 15 …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Istanbul to Romania on the historic Danube Express rail line

It’s somewhere towards midnight, and I am hanging out of a train window, breathing in the sweet night air. The night is pitch-black and silent apart …

What we're cooking. RT @lallimusic: Asparagus for the grill @bonappetit http://t.co/0RYSwwdBef