Cheers to the New Year!

December 29, 2009 • No Comments

With New Year’s Eve right around the corner, we wanted to share a cocktail recipe from Hemingway & Bailey’s Bartending Guide to Great American Writers. Following a celebratory evening and one too many glasses of…


December 28, 2009

Roy Williams is the Coach of the Decade!

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Earlier this month, Sports Illustrated dubbed Coach Williams “Coach of the Decade.” It goes without saying we love Roy ’round these parts. Congrats, Coach, and here’s to another GREAT year in 2010!

To hear Roy…


December 23, 2009

An Excerpt from Seasoned in the South

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My mother’s mother followed the German tradition of not decorating until Christmas Eve. My other grandmother, my parents, and everyone else in town were finished weeks in advance, but Annie would never budge. The tree…


December 22, 2009

Meet the Staff: Farewell, Courtney! Edition

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December 21, 2009

Many hands making light work!

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Friday morning, the entire Algonquin staff in Chapel Hill worked together to get 350 packages of A Reliable Wife (and a fleece blanket to read it under) out to bookstores and booksellers across the country.…


December 18, 2009

Algonquin’s Holiday Party

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Thursday night was the annual Algonquin Holiday Party, graciously hosted by the Popelars family. This year’s event included all of the Algonquin traditions, plus a few new ones (zip line, anyone?).…


December 18, 2009

A Reliable Wife – Giveaway Announcement

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Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s Winter-Inspired Book Booty Giveaway!  The first place winner of the blanket, mug, and a copy of A Reliable Wife is Erica with:
Five Features of a “Reliable…


December 17, 2009

The Algonquin Test-Kitchen: Egg Nog

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Our holiday office party is tonight. And that means a big pot-luck dinner, a white elephant exchange full of cheesy delights, and apparently –this year– a bonfire beneath a backyard zip-line. Katie will be reporting…


December 16, 2009

Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

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Dear Dr. Bleedingheart,
My girlfriend and I are about to spend our first Christmas together, and already we’re having problems.  She insists on getting a real tree, not to mention garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and just…


December 15, 2009

Happy Hannukkah, Chanukah, and Hanukah!

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In honor of the fifth day of Chanukah today, it seemed appropriate to share an essay from How to Spell Chanukah . . . and Other Holiday Dilemmas. Edited by Emily Franklin, the book features…