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Truth and Consequences

There are plenty of lessons to be learned from artist-turned-farmer Andy Brennan’s forthcoming Uncultivated: Wild Apples, Real Cider, and the Complicated Art of Making a Living (Chelsea Green, 285 pages,

Heavy Reading

ABOUT THIS TIME LAST YEAR, Sy Montgomery’s book about a friendly laboratory octopus was so affecting it put calamari—fried or otherwise—off my dinner menu for good. Books about animal consciousness

An Edible Biography

SOME FOODS HAVE ENOUGH PERSONALITY to garner equivocal fame of any living celebrity. In her new book, Garlic, An Edible Biography: The History, Politics, and Mythology behind the World’s Most

Fireside Reading

RIGHT ABOUT NOW, we gather our notes about the books we’ve received over the course of the year—but not just because we’re prospecting for holiday gifts. The best books tend

Shelley Boris: Chef, Caterer, Author

Shelley Boris has always loved cookbooks—they served as her introduction to cooking and opened her mind to the ways of the professional culinary world. And now, she’s written one of her own. Fresh Cooking:

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is back this April 8-21!