Popular for her bestselling novels about the American South where she grew up, Dorothea Benton Frank, who died a year ago yesterday, filled her suburban New Jersey home with books, art, and decorative objects. Her estate is now

London — If we think that eating healthily and economically are modern preoccupations, we should perhaps think again. A stunning, and historically important, collection of antiquarian cookery books and manuscripts, to be sold at Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts sale in London on Wednesday 19th August, shows our forebears were just as concerned as we are about their diets and how to manage on

California — The 2020 winner of the prize is Nolin Deloison Baum of Oakland, California. His collection of culinary high spots is centered around Georges Auguste Escoffier.
“I have collected books since I learned to read. After getting my BA, I went to culinary school in Paris and eventually became a professional cook. Fluent in French, it was natural that I also study, and, of

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Having just returned from a long weekend in Cambridge and Boston, I realize I should have planned better when I booked months ago and scheduled my visit to coincide with the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers Association's annual book and paper exposition which happens NEXT weekend on Saturday, May 7, in Wilmington, MA (just outside Boston). Here is sampling of some of
Turn off your cell phone, forget texting and put down your I-pad. Spend the day leafing through pages, savoring original illustrations and reuniting with old printed friends when the Boston Book & Paper Exposition and Sale debuts May 7 at the Shriner’s Auditorium in Wilmington, Mass.

Sponsored by the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers and produced by Marvin
Bring home a taste of New Orleans in dishes created by some of our culinary wizards. We'll start with Poppy Tooker, a New Orleans culinary activist, along with her friends at the Crescent City Farmer's Market. Donald Link will share his magic grown from his culinary roots in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Nationally acclaimed Chef John Besh revisits his childhood hunting and fishing the Southeast