Entries Tagged as 'Biography, Memoirs'

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Cook ‘n’ Scribble Sante Fe Food Writing Retreat

Molly O’Neill has three spots left for her First Annual Sante Fe Food Writing Retreat! Most of the writers who’ll be in attendance are working on memoir or personal essay. Most, but not all, are food writers. Most, but not all, are published writers who are trying a new form. Several cookbook writers who are […]

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 […]

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Paul Newman

Hollywood veteran leading man, auto racing enthusiast, food conglomerate philanthropist Paul Newman died yesterday at his Westport, Ct. home. He had returned home from the hospital following chemotherapy in August. He was 83. Newman and writer, A.E. Hotchner, founded Newman’s Own in 1982. Their first product was all-natural Newman’s Own Salad Dressing. Other all-natural products […]

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Soyer’s Culinary Campaign, part 3

Bookbinders Jack and John Papuchyan restored Soyer’s Culinary Campaign for me. After resewing the page block and inserting it into a new binding, replacing the endpapers with “new” endpapers that are actually old endpapers (contemporary to the book), and covering the new binding with the original cloth, cleaned and restored, the book reads comfortably and […]

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Soyer’s Culinary Campaign, part 2

I launched my business in 1989 while working at Bond Street Books (Book Castle, Inc.) in Burbank, Calif. After four years of growing the business, I made the pivotal purchase of Helen Brown’s cook books. Although I began to catalogue and sell the collection immediately in order to make the monthly payments I’d agreed upon […]

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Soyer’s Culinary Campaign, part 1

I’m starting to work on the listing for a rare book that I purchased; as part of a group of food-related books, from the cookery book collection of the late Helen Evans Brown.