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 [...]


is not an adjective that describes Cooking the Books — yet.  I’m sure once they start having an Emmy category for Lo-Fi Internet Cooking Show we will be a shoo-in.  It is however an adjective that describes A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan, which won a Pulitzer!  To celebrate let’s all re-watch [...]

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.

Kathryn Borel’s failsafe butterpants hollandaise method

Cooking the Books – Episode 8 – Kathryn Borel from The Awl on Vimeo.

Pleased to meat you

Cooking the Books — Episode 6 — Julie Powell from The Awl on Vimeo.