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It’s All in the Timing and its author, Gail Monaghan, were featured in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Two recipes were included, as well as some extra-helpful tips for making a perfectly timed meal.

1,001 Best Hot and Spicy Recipes by Dave DeWitt was reviewed in the Wisconsin Bookwatch, a monthly book review magazine published by the Midwest Book Review for librarians, booksellers, and the reading public. The piece gives some background on DeWitt, aka “the Pope of Peppers,” and called the book “the most comprehensive and exhaustive culinary resource for planning memorable meals of hot and spicy dishes.”

Anupy Singla was part of an article in Natural Awakenings Chicago about plant-based dishes for holiday meals. The featured recipes included vegetable-based dishes from her cookbooks Indian for Everyone and Vegan Indian Cooking .

TalkMediaNews wrote an article about Leonard Pitts Jr.’s discussion of the 2016 presidential election. It included quotes from a column he’d written on the topic, as well as mentioning his novel, Grant Park, which was recently chosen as the One Book, One Community selection for Richland County, South Carolina. Free Times, a daily newspaper serving the Columbia, SC, community said in a feature  “Grant Park is a great selection. . . . Pitts is a familiar name who has a reputation for writing thoughtfully in a plainspoken style, making his writing widely accessible even as he tackles fraught topics with complexity and imagination”

Yvonne Maffei and her cookbook My Halal Kitchen were mentioned in an interesting essay published by Epicurious that discussed the ways in which food can be political. The writer also linked to an earlier interview she had done with Maffei on the site 

How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, by Kiese Laymon was included in a list of books that authors are thankful for on Bookish. It was chosen by Elizabeth Crane, the author of The History of Great Things

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