Sharon Flesher

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How Trump Is Shaking Up the Book Industry

America’s literary bubble is rethinking its identity.<p>Donald Trump’s election victory plunged America’s elite, liberal and coastal circles into an identity crisis, as journalists and pundits who had been so sure of a Trump loss grappled with charges of insularity and willful disregard. They penned …

Books

Top 10 books about the Scottish Highlands and Islands

“Wherever I wander, wherever I rove / The hills of the Highlands forever I love,” said Robert Burns, and I high-five him wholeheartedly.<p>I’ve been obsessed with the Scottish Highlands and Islands since first going there on a family holiday at the age of 10. Its remote, rugged landscape has pulled me …

Books

Your New Favorite Instant Pot Recipe

We got Melissa Clark to share the recipe for Korean chile-braised brisket and kimchi coleslaw from her new book, ‘Dinner in an Instant.’<p>Even though …

Slow Cookers

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Country Lifestyle

Julian Barnes, Sebastian Faulks, Leïla Slimani … the best fiction for 2018

It feels like 2018 has more than its share of debut novels to get excited about. <i>The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock</i> (Harvill Secker)by Imogen Hermes Gowar nails the 18th century as convincingly as Francis Spufford in <i>Golden Hill</i>, but with supernatural elements that bring to mind Susannah Clarke and Sarah …

Books

Instant Pot Chickpea Cauliflower Korma

Today's recipe is a fantastic mash-up of sorts. It's an Insta-friendly riff on the Chickpea Cauliflower Korma recipe in Jennifer Iserloh's The …

Cooking

The Top 10 Genius Recipes of 2017

Here are the 10 Genius Recipes you’ve loved most this year—one-pot chicken that isn’t the least bit boring, Internet-famous broccoli, and a buttery no-knead peasant bread you don’t have to wait till tomorrow to tear into, just for starters. What will we come up with next year?<p>For a trip down memory …

Top 10

Eggnog Pound Cake

<i>This eggnog pound cake, made with rum, nutmeg, eggnog, and studded with currants, is the perfect Christmas Bundt cake or hostess gift.</i>Adapted from …

Dessert

The Best Use for Store-Bought Eggnog

Slow Cooker Eggnog Lattes<p>Serves 12 to 14<p><i>For the lattes:</i> <br>6 cups water <br>3/4 cup ground dark-roasted coffee <br>1/2 gallon (2 quarts) store-bought eggnog<br>2 …

Slow Cookers

Tahini and Halva Brownies

The combination of tahini, halva and chocolate is so good that some members of staff (Tara, we see you!) had to put a temporary personal ban on …

10 French Novels to Read Now

PARIS — France — or, rather, the French language, since not all authors who write in French hail from France — is the guest of honor at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, which runs from Oct. 11 to 15. To get a feel for the current state of France’s literary landscape, here are 10 recent novels by …

Books

Is living forever going to suck?

We might be too sick to enjoy our extended lifespans.<p>The scuttlebutt around Silicon Valley is that soon we'll soon live way, way longer. Former Googler Bill Maris says humans can make it to 500 years old; hedge fund manager Joon Yun thinks 1,000 years is more on the money. Some, such as biotech …

Immune System

Pro Walk/Pro Bike: A Traverse City Commission Candidate Q & A

The 2017 Traverse City general election is Tuesday, November 7th. The office of Mayor and <i>three</i> City Commission seats will be up for grabs on election …

Urban Design

The 11 Hottest New Restaurants in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill

Today Eater returns to North Carolina’s Research Triangle — <b>Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill</b> — to focus on 11 new restaurants that have been garnering some serious buzz. Once again, food writer Andrea Weigl has kindly offered up her picks of the hottest openings of the past 12 months.<p>On the map: a …

British Hobnob Biscuit Recipe

Both Britain and Ireland are famed for their love of biscuits (cookies) and on the list must be the Hobnob which also was voted one of the top ten of …

'The Essex Serpent' Spreads Its Wings

The best kind of nature writing celebrates not the placidly, distantly picturesque — mountaintops and sunsets — but the near, dank, and teeming. <i>The Essex Serpent,</i> Sarah Perry's gloriously alive historical novel, squirms with bugs, moss and marsh.<p>Liberated by the death of her brutal husband, Cora …

Books

The Amazon Bookstore Isn’t Evil. It’s Just Dumb.

At Amazon Books’s sixth location—its first in New York, the capital of books—I met the publishing industry’s worst nightmare. Joseph is 22, …

Creamy Peach Tart with Smoky Almond Crust

An almost-instant crust, made with vanilla wafer cookies and smoked almonds, is the secret to this simple and unusual tart. <b>More Peach Dishes</b>

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Milk bread: How to make the addictive, iconic bread

Bread: it’s one of life’s most simple but greatest pleasures. Bread is always there for you, whether sandwiching together delicious fillings or just …

45 Of The Best Aww-Inspiring Quotes About Books

We love books. And these authors get it. This is literally just 45 of the best, most aww-inspiring, warm and squishy quotes about books and why we …

Books

New Market, General Store, Restaurants For Downtown

A new neighborhood market, modern general store and restaurant group expansion are all coming to downtown Traverse City, the Blue Goat is set to be …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Take a bite of the Cherry Capital: Traverse City, Mich.

Like many Michigan kids, I vacationed with my family “Up North” in the northern Lower Peninsula. I’ve also taken my Iowa-raised kids there to enjoy …

Traverse City Nonprofit Earns National Recognition For Eco-Frien

Traverse City Nonprofit Earns National Recognition For Eco-Friendly Housing<p>A Traverse City nonprofit is earning some national recognition for their …

Habitat for Humanity

Critics say these are the best books translated into English from foreign languages this year

Through fiction, British boarding schools and American gym classes have been exported around the world. But what about stories from rural Poland, or the Norwegian coast, or Chinese mega-cities? For readers interested in books from beyond the English language, the prestigious Man Booker …

Books

100 Must-Read Debut Novels

This post is sponsored by <i>The Cruelty</i> by Scott Bergstrom<i>Taken</i> meets <i>The</i> <i>Girl with the Dragon Tattoo</i> and <i>The Bourne Identity</i> in this action-packed debut …

Books

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Taste Beyond The Tongue

How to bake salted chocolate, hazelnut and rye cookies

A proper American cookie<p>I loathe rye bread. Really, truly, I don’t understand its appeal.<p>It’s either so dense that it’s a brick, miserable and damp, or it’s sliced so delicately that it crumbles on contact, disappearing into a mass of rubble so quickly and comprehensively that it’s hard to believe …