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#100 Days of Algonquin#

No Comments   The author of The Crossroads of Should and Must, Elle Luna (@elleluna) has partnered with The Great Discontent (@greatdiscontent) on Instagram for The 100 Day Project.  The idea is to commit to doing something…

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Father’s Day Tomatoes

No Comments No Comments This week for Father’s Day, we’re focusing on features and essays dad will enjoy. Today, Director of Publicity Kelly Bowen tackles the tomato with three tasty treats for dads who like to garden, for dads…

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Fall Recipe! Pork Roast with Sauerkraut

1 Comment 1 Comment The onset of Fall and the approach of Winter can remind you of Robert Frost, of pumpkins, of trips to the mountains to watch the changing leaves. Sweaters. Socks. But for me, it means it’s…

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The John Jeremiah Sullivan: An Essential Autumn Cocktail

3 Comments 3 Comments Like most well-adjusted Americans, I can use almost anything to justify wanting a drink. It’s raining? Better have a toddy. It’s hot out? A gin and tonic! Bad days, great days, taxes or a raise—each…

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Publication Day: William Alexander’s 52 Loaves with Special Guest Baker Kelly Bowen

20 Comments 20 Comments William Alexander’s culinary memoir, 52 Loaves: One Man’s Relentless Pursuit of Truth, Meaning, and a Perfect Crust, is now out in paperback. This book lends new meaning to the term “from scratch.” Alexander sets out…

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Beer and Pretzels (and Football and Books)

1 Comment 1 Comment Earlier this month, excited about the baseball playoffs and eager to cheer for the Philadelphia Phillies (Official Baseball Team of the Algonquin Marketing Department), I volunteered to share my favorite baseball-watching recipes with the blog.…

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At Home With Algonquin: Chicken, Rice, and Eggplant … Cake! From Maman’s Homesick Pie

1 Comment 1 Comment Whether I’m writing a poem, reading a novel, or walking at dusk, I like to take my time and savor every moment of the experience. I also love the thrill of conquering a new challenge.…

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At Home With Algonquin: Cocoa Pound Cake from Maman’s Homesick Pie

5 Comments 5 Comments Madame’s Cocoa Pound Cake Madame, the lady who ran the lunch kiosk at my school in Iran, made two simple cakes every day, spice and cocoa. She displayed them under a cake dome, lightly dusted…

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At Home With Algonquin: Pretty Good Cake from Man with a Pan

1 Comment 1 Comment I was slightly nervous when I started this recipe, partly because my cake-baking expertise was limited to boxed mixes and partly because the last recipe I tried from John Donohue’s Man with a Pan (Spinach-Basil…

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Algonquin at Home: Tomato and Watermelon Salad from Seasoned in the South

1 Comment 1 Comment It’s a sad fact that I cannot be left alone in a room with a ripe watermelon. It’s too much for me. Ever since childhood, I’ve suffered from a rare and dangerous disease called CWED…

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