Home cooking

I spent all weekend thinking about Emily Cooke’s provocative essay about New Narrative and its legacy.  I also spent all weekend at a yoga retreat center in the Berkshires. It felt a little weird to be abandoning my city when it is still in the middle of a  crisis, but we had planned the trip [...]

Chad Harbach makes protein bars

The Art of Fielding is a great book and a popular book — an odd and miraculous-seeming combination!  Chad Harbach is a great person and now, after years of hard work and no ego rewards, also a successful person. Another too-rare combination.

Hemp protein powder, yogurt, agave syrup and oats are also weirdish things to combine [...]

New Vid

After you watch Bryan Charles’ Cooking the Books you should spend some time poking around the new Blip show-page. It is nice there but it kind of has the eerie empty-building feel of a website that is unused to receiving visitors.  Like, there is one comment on any of the videos and I believe that [...]

Cooking (Drinking) The Books

We’ve been continuing to make episodes of Cooking the Books! This one features comedian Doogie Horner. You can subscribe to them in iTunes and see all the episodes here.

Sweet Jewish Noodles

Cooking the Books — Episode 11 — Julie Klausner from The Awl on Vimeo.

Marisa Meltzer on Cooking the Books!

Cooking the Books — Episode 5 — Marisa Meltzer from The Awl on Vimeo.

Special sauce

Cooking the Books — Episode 4 — Jami Attenberg from The Awl on Vimeo.