Literary Excerpts

Literary Excerpts
Richard C. Morais

The Hundred-Foot Journey: An Interview with Richard C. Morais

Author Richard C. Morais talks with LC’s managing editor, Allison Parker, about his debut novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey.

A Tiger in the Kitchen

LC Book Club: A Tiger in the Kitchen

The LC Book Club takes on A Tiger in the Kitchen by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan. Join us, and author Tan, for online Twitter chats November 5 and 9.

Beaten, Seared, and Sauced by Jonathan Dixon

LC Book Club: Beaten, Seared, and Sauced

The LC Book Club is reading Beaten, Seared, and Sauced by Jonathan Dixon. Leave your questions here, and join online chats with the author Aug 16 and 20.

The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball

LC Book Club: The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball

Ready to devour more books? Join the LC Book Club as we read The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love by Kristin Kimball. Discussions live online June 11 and 14.

Blood, Bones, & Butter

LC Book Club: Blood, Bones & Butter

Grab knife, fork and book, and dig in! The LC Book Club launches with Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton. Discussion starts online 4.23.11.

Black Heels to Tractor Wheels

Black Heels to Tractor Wheels: An Excerpt

In this rollicking romance, Black Heels to Tractor Wheels, the Pioneer Woman recounts the love and food connection she made with her beloved cowboy.

The Hundred-Foot Journey

The Hundred-Foot Journey: Novel Excerpt

Young Hassan finds his calling when his family moves from Mumbai to the French Jura, upsetting the tranquility of Chef Madame Mallory’s culinary rule.

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: Novel Excerpt

On the cusp of her ninth birthday, Rose Edelstein bites into her mother’s homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers a magical ability: she can taste her mother’s hidden emotions lurking in the layers.

Aimee Bender

Surreal Meals: An Interview with Aimee Bender

Author Aimee Bender talks with LC’s managing editor, Allison Parker, about her strangely sweet novel, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.

Butcher

The Butcher and the Vegetarian

After vegetarian Tara Austen Weaver is told by her doctor to eat meat for health reasons, she embarks on a year-long adventure with butchers, cowboys, and ranchers.

Moon Come to Earth

I Don’t Know Why I Love Lisbon

Author Philip Graham, a dyed-in-the-wool lusophile, writes about his love of Lisbon, Portugal, eating sardines with his son, and watching futebol.

Uniform Dread

Uniform Dread

Writer Lisa Abend recounts hers feelings of alienation and embarrassment when she was a girl scout. A refuge, though: her beloved Samoas.

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