Latest Borscht Stories

2008-07-13 06:00:09

By Carole Goldberg, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 13--When Nora Ephron wrote her bitterly comic novel "Heartburn" and threw in a few recipes to sweeten the effect, she was devising a recipe for other authors to follow. Since then, novelists including Jan Karon, Laura Esquivel and Diane Mott Davidson have made food an essential ingredient of their books and included recipes for the avid reader. We can now, happily, add Lara Vapnyar to that list. And more important, we also can note...

2008-07-01 21:00:14

By Ellen DiPronio Sonnenberg Cuisine today is different from that of the past because of health consciousness and our busy lifestyles. It's low fat, no fat, low carbs, no carbs, one-dish meals, light, easy and instant everything. My concern is that those tasty, nutritious and cheap recipes that were created and enjoyed so long ago will be lost. Many were ethnic, brought here from the "old country" or learned from other immigrants. Some imaginatively used the products that were on hand - -...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.