The wife of Philadelphia food critic Craig LaBan, author Elizabeth LaBan’s new novel, The Restaurant Critic’s Wife, draws from her own life and gives a peek into the mystery of the profession.
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Melissa chatted with Ted Merwin, author of Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli, and learned that, for many, the New York Jewish deli was far more than a food establishment.
In Stacey Ballis’ novels, Chicago is the setting, and the heroines are all Jewish, but there is another main character, too: food. Ballis makes food jump off the page and our mouths water.
Growing up with a father who was always yo-yo dieting and two grandmothers who took cooking and feeding seriously helped Dawn Lerman forge a path as a nutrition expert and writer.
Jessica Fechtor was just 28 years old when an aneurysm in her brain burst while she was running. During her recovery, she created her popular food blog, Sweet Amandine, followed by a book, Stir.
A second cookbook from Kim Kushner, author of The Modern Menu, is kosher in a subdued kind of way, yet full of beautiful photos, helpful instructions and, of course, tasty recipes (many one-pot options, too!).
A new novel by Laura Dave, Eight Hundred Grapes, explores marriage and family relationships through the angles of wine in California’s wine country and food, including a lasagna with a surprising secret ingredient.
In anticipation of the paperback release of her novel The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street on July 7 (perfect for your summer reading!), Melissa chats with author Susan Jane Gilman.
Jewish food has a prominent role in Dana Bate’s novels. Melissa chats with the novelist about family recipes, favorite Jewish dishes and how to write about food so that readers can taste it.