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Morton Thompson's Turkey – unexpurgated

The legend of Morton Thompson’s Turkey has grown far and wide with the advent of the internet.If you scour the net, you will find the recipe in ever decreasing lengths – the longest being a complete excerpt “How Do You Roast Thompson Turkey” from a 1959 issue of The American Weekly. Gehman included the entire […]

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report from the front – Decatur Book Festival '06

September 3 – Atlanta. The Decatur Book Festival sponsored by, among others, “the Atlanta Constitution” (newspaper). This fair has been in decline in recent years, like most all fairs, but this year the powerhouse “Constitution” has taken over sponsorship. Expecting 100,000 to show. Booths outside for book events, antiquarian fair inside in a ballroom, 100 […]

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1958 – Vladimir Nabokov‘s controversial novel Lolita is published in the United States. birthdays •1922 – Alain Robbe-Grillet, French writer1925 – Brian Aldiss, English writer worth reading • from the Independent, the mystery that is Thomas Pynchon ghost cooking • From Financial Times, a piece on the unsung hero of the celebrity cookbook world: The […]

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fair day

My intention was to nip up to Woodstock NH on Sunday and pop my head into the Vermont Summer Book Fair at the invite of Gary and Karen from Austin’s Books – as they say we make plans and God laughs. Actually, I think the course of my day was plotted from a warmer latitude. […]

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National Watermelon Day

birthday boys •1904 – Clifford D. Simak, American author (d. 1988)1924 – Leon Uris, American novelist (d. 2003) birthday girl • 1920 – P.D. James, English novelist talking head • Mother Jones magazine interviews Wole Soyinka going digital • University of California is in talks to join Google’s controversial project to digitize great libraries and […]

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