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Remembrance of Things Past

Tibetan Momo Dumplings and Yak Wrestling

Ann Tashi Slater | Posted 12.04.2015 | Books
Ann Tashi Slater

Kyoto Journal's gorgeous food issue covers Japanese temple cuisine and Burmese market fare, Jain vegetarianism and 15th-century Chinese court delicaci...

The Stars of The 1,000 Page Club

Steven Petite | Posted 07.11.2016 | Books
Steven Petite

While we live in an era where a large portion of the population likely dedicates a vast majority of their leisurely reading time glossing over 140 character snippets from friends, family, and celebrities via Twitter, there is an alternative for brave individuals, the novel.

Why Really Good Meat Can Be So Meaningful

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 10.11.2014 | Taste
Jeryl Brunner

One bite into a juicy steak, that savory and complex richness, and I am transported to my grandparent's barbecue at their green trim tudor house on Crawford Street.

5 Terrifyingly Treacherous Hosts In Literature

James Heffernan | Posted 07.27.2014 | Books
James Heffernan

Macbeth is surely one of the worst hosts ever dreamed up by a playwright, but he has plenty of company in literature as a whole.

Remembering Marcel Proust: A Conversation With Chicago's Aleksandar Hemon

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Davis Schneiderman

Dip a madeleine in tea. Yes, because 2013 is the centennial of the original French publication of Marcel Proust's Swann's Way.

9 Famous Books You Won't Believe Were Self-Published

Amy Edelman | Posted 12.04.2011 | Books
Amy Edelman

Indie (aka self) publishing is hardly a new phenomena. And contrary to some, it is not code word for "not good enough."

Meatless Monday: Remembrance of Things Past? Saving Vanishing Regional Food

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Proust evoked a flood of memories in Remembrance of Things Past by tasting a scallop-shaped cake dipped in tea. We might have to go the same way, savoring the local foods we love before they're lost to us forever.