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Helen Rosner is an American food writer and editor. She is food correspondent for The New Yorker. From 2014 to 2017, Rosner was an editor at Eater, serving as long-form features editor and later executive editor.
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Cooking as Though You Might Cook Again
Danny Licht - 2021-01-29
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Literary Nonfiction. Cooking. Licht's lyrical recipes turn our attention away from strict measurements and towards the sights and smells of our own pantries, our own fridges, and our own imaginations. A new book that feels oddly like a familiar classic. A reminder of the pleasure and the importance of living with what we have.COOKING AS THOUGH YOU ...
Helen Rosner
2021-12-22T15:08:41.000Z
"Cooking as Though You Might Cook Again" by Danny Licht—small, brilliant, diaristic, an anti-recipe recipe collection that feels like art. "The Korean Vegan Cookbook" by @thekoreanvegan challenges & embraces tradition; on every level, a gorgeous book.      source
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The Sparrow
A Novel
Mary Doria Russell - 1996-09-09
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In 2019, humanity finally finds proof of extraterrestrial life when a listening post in Puerto Rico picks up exquisite singing from a planet that will come to be known as Rakhat. While United Nations diplomats endlessly debate a possible first contact mission, the Society of Jesus quietly organizes an eight-person scientific expedition of its own. ...
Helen Rosner
2021-12-21T20:23:56.000Z
@gallant_dimwit I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this book since I read it.      source
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Adrienne Porter Felt
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The Steerswoman
Rosemary Kirstein - 2013-12-23 (first published in 1989)
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FREEDOM OF INFORMATIONIf you ask, she must answer. A steerswoman's knowledge is shared with any who request it; no steerswoman may refuse a question, and no steerswoman may answer with anything but the truth.And if she asks, you must answer. It is the other side of tradition's contract -- and if you refuse the question, or lie, no steerswoman will ...
Helen Rosner
2021-12-21T20:14:24.000Z
@RobinPille @rkirstein Oh I read the first Steerswoman book and loved it! Thanks for the reminder to read the rest!      source
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Women and Other Monsters
Building a New Mythology
Jess Zimmerman - 2021-03-09
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A fresh cultural analysis of female monsters from Greek mythology, and an invitation for all women to reclaim these stories as inspiration for a more wild, more "monstrous" version of feminismThe folklore that has shaped our dominant culture teems with frightening female creatures. In our language, in our stories (many written by men), we underline...
Helen Rosner
2021-03-14T12:31:43.000Z
@SaraJBenincasa Sara! You’ve gotta read @j_zimms’s book!      source
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Franchise
The Golden Arches in Black America
Marcia Chatelain - 2021-01-19 (first published in 2020)
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Just as The Color of Law provided a vital understanding of redlining and racial segregation, Marcia Chatelain’s Franchise investigates the complex interrelationship between black communities and America’s largest, most popular fast food chain. Taking us from the first McDonald’s drive-in in San Bernardino to the franchise on Florissant Avenue in Fe...
Helen Rosner
2020-12-29T15:55:48.000Z
@DevitaDavison @gastropoda I learned about this from @DrMChatelain’s marvelous book FRANCHISE! I’ve been recommending it to everyone I possibly can, especially white food writers      source
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The Dean and DeLuca Cookbook
David Rosengarten - 1996-10-08
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With multimillion-dollar shops in New York and Washington and coffee bars everywhere, Dean & DeLuca has dominated the movement to upgrade the American palate and is now a household name for top-notch ingredients and culinary style. Dean & DeLuca's 400 recipes draw upon the world's greatest cuisines to provide a cookbook for quality and health-consc...
Helen Rosner
2020-11-14T16:20:27.000Z
@edwardodell @mekosoff It’s so so so good. One of my most-used most-loved books.      source
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Creole Feast
Fifteen Master Chefs of New Orleans Reveal Their Secrets
Nathaniel Burton - 2019-04-15
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Before there were celebrity gourmands, Creole Feast brought together the stories and knowledge of New Orleans top chefs when it was first presented in 1978. These masters of modern Creole cuisine share the recipes, tips, and tricks from the kitchens of New Orleans' most famous restaurants, including Dooky Chase, Commander's Palace, Broussard's, and...
Helen Rosner
2020-08-28T18:05:04.000Z
I really recommend reading the book “Creole Feast” (mentioned in my piece!), a 1978 oral history of 15 of New Orleans’ most accomplished Black cooks. (Edited, like so many books of that era by and about Black Americans, by Toni Morrison!)      source
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Delicious Foods
A Novel
James Hannaham - 2015-03-17
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Darlene, a young widow and mother devastated by the death of her husband, turns to drugs to erase the trauma. In this fog of grief, she is lured with the promise of a great job to a mysterious farm run by a shady company, with disastrous consequences for both her and her eleven-year-old son, Eddie--left behind in a panic-stricken search for her.Del...
Helen Rosner
2020-03-04T18:27:37.000Z
Some of my own favorite weird/strange/experimental/lingering-afterglow/niche novels: Out (Natsuo Kirino) Pym (Mat Johnson) The Book of Disquiet (Pessoa) Under the Skin (Faber) The Apprenticeship of Big Toe P (Rieko Matsuura) The Famished Road (Ben Okri) Delicious Foods (Hannaham)      source
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Pym
A Novel
Mat Johnson - 2012-09-04 (first published in 2011)
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Recently canned professor of American literature Chris Jaynes has just made a startling discovery: the manuscript of a crude slave narrative that confirms the reality of Edgar Allan Poe’s strange and only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. Determined to seek out Tsalal, the remote island of pure and utter blackness that Poe des...
Helen Rosner
2020-03-04T18:27:37.000Z
Some of my own favorite weird/strange/experimental/lingering-afterglow/niche novels: Out (Natsuo Kirino) Pym (Mat Johnson) The Book of Disquiet (Pessoa) Under the Skin (Faber) The Apprenticeship of Big Toe P (Rieko Matsuura) The Famished Road (Ben Okri) Delicious Foods (Hannaham)      source
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The Apprenticeship of Big Toe P
A Novel
Rieko Matsuura - 2010-01-02 (first published in 1993)
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The Apprenticeship of Big Toe P is a highly acclaimed work of fiction that won Japans most prestigious literary prize for women writers. A provocative, picaresque spin on a coming-of-age story, the novel tells of a young Japanese woman who wakes up one afternoon to discover that her big toe has turned into a penis. In learning to adjust to her new ...
Helen Rosner
2020-03-04T18:27:37.000Z
Some of my own favorite weird/strange/experimental/lingering-afterglow/niche novels: Out (Natsuo Kirino) Pym (Mat Johnson) The Book of Disquiet (Pessoa) Under the Skin (Faber) The Apprenticeship of Big Toe P (Rieko Matsuura) The Famished Road (Ben Okri) Delicious Foods (Hannaham)      source
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Grimm Tales
Pullman Philip - 2020-10-22
Six Seasons by Joshua McFadden
Out by Natsuo Kirino
The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa
Under the Skin by Michel Faber
The Famished Road by Ben Okri