An interesting piece on poets who have written about food, via NPR.

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Coffee’s flavors are very diverse, roasters are now working with growers to provide more interesting brews, via NPR.

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Love the show then check out the Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook by Judy Gelman and Peter Sheutlin, via NPR.

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I hate book tours. I hate leaving my house. But years ago when I was interviewing David McCullough for my book Wooden Boats, he noted how he hears that from authors all the time and said in his typical exuberant way, and with that inimitable voice, “I love book tours!” It helps that he is universally adored, of course, and is a fine and generous man fawned over wherever he appears. But I thought of him on my return from Durham and Chapel Hill where Anton Zuiker—communications director for Duke Medical Center 9 to 5, and journalist, blogger, husband, dad, angel and friend at all other hours—masterminded a book tour stop for me, in honor of Ruhlman’s Twenty, in the unlikely area known as the Research Triangle. The diversity of what one does to promote Read On »

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There is a fungus that is threatening the future of bananas; it destroys entire plantains, via NPR.

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