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Holiday Cookbook Guide

Holiday Cookbook Guide
They’re the the ultimate gift that keeps on giving, from the endless recipes to the end results. At their best they can read like a novel; at their most useful they are a do-it-yourself guide-- from setting a table to stuffing a Turkey. We’ll review the best cookbooks of the year by celebrity celebrity chefs and those lesser-known cooks behind the stove.
Guest:
Sheryl Julian, food editor of the Boston Globe and author of The Way We Cook.

Sheryl's Cookbook Recommendations:
Canal House Cooking by Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton
Molto Batali: Simple Family Meals from my Home to Yours by Mario Batali
Lidia’s Italy in America by Lidia Bastianich
The Bonne Femme Cookbook by Wini Moranville.
Jean-Georges: Cooking At Home with a Four-Star Chef
All About Roasting: A New Approach to a Classic Art by Molly Stevens
The Food of Morocco by Paula Wolfert
Callie's Recommendations:
Ancient Grains for Modern Meals by Maria Speck
The Neely's Celebration Cookbook
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Thursday, July 5, 2012       Listen 897
*Originally aired 11/02/12
Walter Mosley on The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey


Walter MosleyLate last year, Walter Mosley joined us to talk about his latest novel, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. Mosley’s protagonist, Ptolemy Grey, is an old, ailing recluse living in a dump of a cluttered apartment. His mind, on a downward spiral of dementia, is equally cluttered with a mashup of memories: the death of his wife, the lynching of a friend, his service in World War II. Then everything changes when he’s offered a Faustian bargain—a drug that will restore his brain in exchange for a shorter life. He takes the plunge, hoping mental clarity will help him solve a murder. Though Mosley may be best known for detective novels, his writing spans all genres: literary fiction, science fiction, crime and social commentary. In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Mosely uses threads from all of these styles to tell the story of mortality and morality. 

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  Walter Mosley: writer

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