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If you’re looking for some Thanksgiving dinner inspiration, this week’s featured book is for you. In Cook, Taste, Learn: How the Evolution of Science Transformed the Art of Cooking, Guy Crosby offers a lively tour of the history and science behind the art of cooking, with a focus on achieving a healthy daily diet. He traces the evolution of cooking from its earliest origins, recounting the innovations that have unraveled the mysteries of health and taste. Enter our drawing for a chance to win a copy of the book, and  check back throughout the week for a savory holiday gravy recipe!

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“As a foodie myself I was delighted to see all suspicions confirmed in Cook, Taste, Learn—that advances in the culinary arts are commonly empowered by curious scientists who also happen to be hungry.” ~Neil deGrasse Tyson, American Museum of Natural History In this guest blog post, Guy Crosby, author of Cook, Taste, Learn: How the
“From the first word to the last, Ambitious and Anxious is eye-opening, provocative, and replete with original details. Yingyi Ma has produced a trove of valuable interviews and survey results that challenge unexamined narratives about Chinese students in America and illustrate their daily lived experience in ways that will shape our understanding for years to come.” ~Evan
“Cook, Taste, Learn entertains with a smorgasbord of curious facts, delightful explanations, and fun recipes. What is so special about olive oil? Why use one kind of potato for baking and another for boiling? How does one make scrambled eggs fluffy? Crosby’s history of cooking provides a riveting education for your inner chef.” ~Richard Wrangham,
“This lovely book, scholarly and well annotated, is a pleasure to hold. It documents what Beach once called ‘my missionary endeavor’ and also what she called, correctly, her ‘interesting life.’” ~Dwight Garner, New York Times November 19, 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Sylvia Beach’s original Shakespeare and Company, a legendary bookstore that drew in
Our weekly list of new books is now available! From the Russian Library series Fandango and Other Stories Alexander Grin. Translated by Bryan Karetnyk Fandango and Other Stories presents a selection of essential short fiction by Alexander Grin, Russia’s counterpart to Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Allan Poe, and Alexandre Dumas. Grin’s ingenious plots explore conflicts of