Seira Wilson
Seira Wilson
Seira can’t remember a time when she wasn’t infatuated with reading--19 years in the book industry later, her house is brimming with shelves upon shelves of memoirs, cookbooks, coffee table books, all manner of fiction, and an insane number of children's books and YA novels. Don’t judge, just borrow a book.

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MasteringMistakesKitchen

Mistakes Were Made. Dana Cowin Helps Us Fix Them.

I first became aware of Dana Cowin through my love affair with Top Chef where Cowin, the editor-in-chief of Food & Wine magazine, is a guest judge every season. Then last fall came her first cookbook, Mastering My Mistakes in...

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YA Wednesday: Best Books of January

In the last couple of years January has been a really strong month for YA. Consider 2012's The Fault in Our Stars, 2013's Just One Day, and last year's Hollow City. All January, all stand outs for the year. 2015...

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TidyingUp

The Book That Changed My Life

I know that sounds really dramatic, but it's 100% true. The book is The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing and it has done for me what no other organizational books, articles, tips, or...

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365DaysWonder

365 Days of Wonder to Start the New Year

R.J. Palacio's Wonder is still one of my favorite books and continues to be discovered and cherished by kids and adults. In the novel, Auggie's 5th grade English teacher, Mr. Browne, introduces the kids to precepts and tasks them with...

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BoatWhaleWalrus

A Boat, a Whale & A Walrus Walk Into a...Conversation with Renee Erickson

Renee Erickson has earned local and national accolades for her Seattle restaurants over the last couple of years and this fall penned her first cookbook which we promptly chose as a Best Cookbook of October and recently a Best Cookbook...

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Camille Styles Holiday Party Idea: Cookies and Cocktails May Be Consumed

'Tis the season for holiday parties and who better than Camille Styles to offer some smart ideas for keeping it festive. Styles has a very popular lifestyle blog and the author of a new book, Camille Styles Entertaining: Inspired Gatherings...

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12 Days of Cookie Recipes: Giada, Ina, Ree, Dorie and More

Now that we've shared the favorite holiday cookie from 10 different popular cookbook authors and 2 amazing bakeries, the only question is what to make first? All are mouth-watering and alone or collectively will be a hit this holiday season....

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LadureeMacarons

12 Days of Cookie Recipes: Ladurée's Quintessentially Christmas Macaron

For the last of our 12 Days of Cookie Recipes we've chosen the much lauded macaron from Ladurée Macarons . Here's why this is the book for such a recipe: in the middle of the twentieth century, Pierre Desfontaines, cousin...

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12 Days of Cookie Recipes: Gina Homolka's Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Walnuts

Gina Homolka singlehandedly changed how I feel about low-calorie food with The Skinnytaste Cookbook. Now Homolka is really blowing my mind with her cookie recipe below (also from the cookbook), that contains avocado instead of butter. Shut the front door!...

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12 Days of Cookie Recipes: Ina Garten's Salty Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I love Ina Garten's cookies--one of my favorites is her ginger molasses cookie that uses chunks of candied ginger. Of all the cookies in her repertoire I was really curious to see which one she would pick as her holiday...

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12 Days of Cookie Recipes: Dorie Greenspan's Fruit and Nut Croquants

I recently had the chance to attend a cooking demo by Dorie Greenspan as part of her book tour for Baking Chez Moi, and I was struck by how much knowledge and good humor is packed into one tiny woman....

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