Entries Tagged as 'Authors'

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

How did Marion Cunningham find her calling?

According to Judith Jones: … it was not until middle age that she found her calling. Until then she had been a suburban mother and housewife, afraid even to leave the house and go shopping by herself, and gradually she had become far too dependent on alcohol. But on her forty-ninth birthday, something snapped in […]

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Marion Cunningham 1922-2012

Marion Cunningham (February 7, 1922 – July 11, 2012 ), well-known for her role in revising and expanding The Fannie Farmer Cookbook and for authoring The Fannie Farmer Baking Book and the Breakfast Book, died this morning from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. She was 90 years old. Cunningham authored the following books: The Fannie Farmer […]

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Thank you Nora Ephron.

Nora Ephron passed on June 26. A lot has already been said about her. In the Los Angeles Times: “Nora Ephron Wrote A Cookbook” and an obituary. I particularly like Diane Jacobs’ piece, Nora Ephron, My Writing Mentor. I want to say this: Nora… thank you for telling the story of how the most important […]

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Bill Granger embroiled in legal battle

Australian publisher Murdoch Books, recently released two Bill Granger “best of” collections. The problem is, Bill Granger says they were produced without his permission. Murdoch says they are using Granger’s recipes under a licensing agreement and that they have been paying him royalties on the new “best of” books. Granger’s grudge is that “each individual […]

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Interview with Antonio Carluccio

Read an interview with Antonio Carluccio by Charlotte Pike. Carluccio’s memoir is expected to be out Oct. 8. His first book, An Invitation to Italian Cooking, was published in the U.S. under the title: A Taste of Italy in 1986.    

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Gwyneth Paltrow responds to ghostwriter controversy on Rachel Ray

Watch the ABC news story.  

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Jennifer Brennan dies in house fire

Jennifer Brennan, renowned cookbook author/illustrator, died this morning in a house fire, in the Normal Heights neighborhood of San Diego, Calif. She was 76. In 1935, Brennan was born into a family of the British Raj in India. Her mother and her maternal grandmother were born in Calcutta. Her father was posted on the Northwest […]

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS

Jennet Conant has written extensively on World War II and the intelligence community in her previous books:  The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington; Tuxedo Park: A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science That Changed the Course of World War II; and 109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer […]

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

A grand dame of cookbook selling dies at 95

Antiquarian cookbook seller Marian Gore passed on October 11. Read the Los Angeles Times article.

Monday, October 13th, 2008

More Marcella Hazan

Today Matt Davis, of the Portland Mercury, published a refreshing post, On Not Interviewing America’s Most Famous Italian Cookbook Author.