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2008-08-11 12:00:00

By Carole Goldberg 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.

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.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.