While it’s described as a history of private life as revealed through the rooms of a house in England built in the 1800s, it’s really a collection of fascinating stories of how life has changed over time.
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by guest blogger Maya Rodale.
Bookstores across the country are in trouble. First, it was Big Book stores, now it’s e-books. Is there hope for the indie bookstore? I say, yes!
Peggy Drexler is in my kitchen today talking about her Philly food roots, a favorite tool for tea in the kitchen, and where she gets her food news. Peggy Drexler has a PhD in psychology, and has spent her career studying sex and gender: men and women, boys and girls, and how they come together […]
Kami McBride is in my kitchen today talking about clean water, mushroom feasts, and book clubs. Kami is the author of The Herbal Kitchen, a book that helps bridge the gap between home remedies and our kitchens. Why is living organic important to you? The damage done by chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and genetically engineered […]
Hank Shaw is in my kitchen today, talking about a lobster obsession and a love for fisheries. Hank is a lifetime angler, forager, and more recently, hunter. In his book Hunt, Gather, Cook: Finding the Forgotten Feast (Rodale Books, May 2011), he explores the role of humans as food gatherers and provides DIY tips. Why […]
by guest blogger Maya Rodale Scandalbroth, according to Obsolete Word of the Day, is an old name for tea. But it’s also a “reference to tea as the beverage of choice while the woman-folk sat around and gossiped” (that is, before cosmopolitans became popular). As an author of historical romance novels set in the Regency […]
I discovered Captain Joshua Slocum’s book Sailing Alone around the World—written more than 100 years ago (it was published in 1900)—while reading a New York Times review of another book, one written about Slocum. As some of you know, I’m a bit of a sucker for books about being a sea captain or pirate (usually […]
I love the beach. The whole ocean, really—but especially the more gentle seas, like the Caribbean. It’s my happy place. And I’ve often said I feel as though I might have been a ship captain in a past life, although I’m not even a sailor in this one. As y’all know, I spend most of […]
Raised on America’s first organic farm, Scratch author Maria Rodale learned how to make everyday favorites from, yes, scratch — the way you remember them; the way they turn out best.Order Now