May 4, 2011

May the Fourth Be With You + 20 Star Wars Recipes

Star Wars is the best movie that was ever made. I say that with absolutely no hesitation. It’s space opera at its finest, and one of the best examples of a hero’s quest to not only grow up, but to redeem his father. So why am I celebrating Star Wars today? May 4th – May the Force…it kind of sounds similar.

So how does Star Wars relate to food? As a kid, I owned one cookbook – Wookiee Cookies: A Star Wars Cookbook. I still think it’s one of the best cookbooks ever. I mean what’s not to love about wookiee cookies?! Check out my Star Wars recipes after the jump!

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February 23, 2009

A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg


In the world of food bloggers, many of us share a favorite. Some of us know her as the Orangette, others know her as Molly Wizenberg. But whatever you like to call her, Molly  is one of the most inspiring food writers I have ever come across and she just came out with her first book! Full of tried and true recipes and meaningful anecdotes, I can already tell that A Homemade Life is not just another recipe book: It’s the story of her life told through her love of food and cooking.

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June 18, 2008

Bound in a book: Food the topic at Printer’s Row

Often when I think of the literary world, the topic of food isn’t first to come to mind. But, after visiting the Chicago Printer’s Row Book Fair a couple weekends ago, I noticed that food and cookbooks are quite popular amongst even the most infamous of book fairs. And, I wasn’t the only one to notice such a trend: the Chicago Tribune can back me up.

Cookbook authors had their own tent at the fair, where hour after hour another chef would speak and even conduct cooking demonstrations. But, in such a praised event for literary works – to me it seems odd that food…a recipe perhaps would garner this much attention.

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