The Colbert Nation puts Edan Lepucki’s novel “California” on the New York Times best-seller list.
YOU. GUYS. Here is Edan Lepucki being all poised and charming on the freaking Colbert Report right after he announces California has hit #3 on the freaking NYT Best-Seller’s List! #3!
So, um, you know, if you want to be really ahead of the curve on this one and read some early Lepucki, you know what to do. Pick up a copy of If You’re Not yet Like Me and you can be all “Oh, Edan Lepucki? Yeah, I’ve read her oeuvre.”
Highly, highly recommended.
Let the Cookie A Day Project begin!
When someone finds out that I am a pastry chef, the first question I am asked is “What is your favorite thing to bake?” And I always seem to surprise them with my answer-which is cookies. Yes-I make fancier things-plated desserts, tiered cakes, confections that are tall and flaming, with names that include the words coulis and galette and bombe. But cookies are my true baking love. Cookies are small and packed with flavor. Cookies can be anything-crisp, chewy, cakey, crumbly. They can be buttery or sweet-sometimes like little cakes, other times closer to candy. Cookies are portable. Cookies are for sharing. Cookies are irresistible!
Summers in my kitchen are very quiet. I like to use the summer months to plan menus and test new recipes. This summer I have decided to dedicate to cookies. Every day I will be posting a new cookie recipe. I will also be posting cookie baking tips and links to delicious cookie resources-bakeries, cookbooks, and places to buy supplies.
I hope you enjoy this project, and share with me what you love about cookies. xo
I am extremely excited about this!
THUNDERSTRUCK & OTHER STORIES - Elizabeth McCracken
From the author of the beloved novel The Giant’s House comes a beautiful new story collection.
In Elizabeth McCracken's universe, heartache is always interwoven with strange, charmed moments of joy - an unexpected conversation with small children, the gift of a parrot with a bad French accent - that remind us of the wonder and mystery of being alive.
The author herself asked if we would consider a photograph by Francesca Woodman for her jacket and we were delighted with the idea, and even more delighted when the photographer’s estate kindly granted us permission.
Thunderstruck & Other Stories is published by Jonathan Cape.
I love this book.
I don’t keep secrets as well as Frida does.
If you watch The Colbert Report tonight, you might see a familiar face…
The podcast road trip has brought me to Nashville, land of boots, guitars & Connie Britton. I’m in love!
So far I’ve driven through 12 states! From here on out they get bigger and wider, though. Texas! Gulp!
Pssst! I might be one of these stops…
Friendship, California, and The Vacationers are all novels that are coming out in the next few months, all written by women I admire, all younger than I am, and all absolutely wonderful books I wholeheartedly recommend.
It makes me feel really, really good and happy about the world. A pre-order spree might make you feel good and happy too.