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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2015 James Beard Book Award Winners

Last night the winners of the 2015 James Beard book awards were announced at a gala celebration in Chicago. Prizes were awarded in 12 book categories plus the Cookbook of the Year...

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Family Secrets: The Story Behind "Orhan's Inheritance"

Our debut spotlight pick for April, Orhan's Inheritance is a beautiful and moving account of two people deeply in love, torn apart by war and terrible sacrifice. There is a story behind this story, and as you might suspect it is rooted in family history. Here is Aline Ohanesian's account of how she came to write about a young Turkish man, an elderly Armenian woman, and how long-buried memories touch future generations...

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YA Wednesday: 5 Things to Do Before You Die

Like nearly everyone he knows, Denton Little has been aware of the date he will die from a very young age, though without the knowledge of what will actually kill him. This is the story of what Denton does with his last days and begs the question, what would you do? Author Lance Rubin answers that question, and takes it beyond what you might think...

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Eat Your Greens

Chef and restauranteur April Bloomfield schooled us on all things pig in her cookbook-memoir, A Girl and Her Pig, and now she's turning our attention to the bounty of the garden (and the farmer's market) with A Girl and Her Greens...

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The Best Kids' Books of April

Our editors' picks for April's best children's books run the gamut from a real-life baby drawing his way through the night, to words of wisdom from the coolest cat around, to stories of magic and growing up...

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Recipe Road Test: "The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook" Baked Ziti with Ricotta and Eggplant

Eggplant is a great meat-like vegetable but it also has potential cooking pitfalls that can have soggy and wholly unappetizing results. Done right, the purple fruit is delicious, and the folks at America's Test Kitchen came up with an eggplant pasta dish in The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook that is oh-so-right...

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What We're Reading This Spring

Around here, spring has arrived with a flourish. The cherry trees are in bloom, the daffodils are out in force and we are enjoying, and looking forward to, some of the best books of the season. Each member of the editorial team--our gang of five plus our illustrious wrangler/ringleader/captain--chose three spring books from the top of their reading pile to highlight...

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Eat, Drink, and Read in NYC

The last time the books editorial team went to New York we decided to do a little eating and drinking around four book-related restaurants and bars: Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster, famed NYC lounge Death & Co., Gabrielle Hamilton's Prune, and the historic White Horse Tavern. We ate, we drank, and then we revisited the books that brought us there...

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YA Wednesday: The Best Books of April

Keeping the Best YA Books of April list to six titles required some major agonizing given the number of really strong contenders this month, especially in contemporary fiction...

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Recipe Road Test: "The Gourmet Mexican Kitchen" Carnitas de Puerco

There are a lot of really good dishes in The Gourmet Mexican Kitchen (it topped our Best Cookbooks of the Month list in February) but the Carnitas de Puerco recipe put my slow cooker version to shame...

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Celebrating 25 Years of Culinary Excellence

2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the prestigious James Beard Awards, honoring culinary excellence across the food industry. The finalists for the coveted book prizes are...

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