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The Paris Architect   by Charles Belfoure Sourcebooks Landmark, 2013 In the title story of Nathan Englander’s collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, a group of Jewish friends play a morbid game in which they … Continue reading

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Early Decision

Early Decision by Lacy Crawford. William Morrow: 2013.   I thought Early Decision would be like others in a certain category of chick-lit that portrays the lifestyles of the rich and famous mommies. I Don’t Know How She Does It or The … Continue reading

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Hummus Among Us: Jerusalem vs. Balaboosta

 Jerusalem: A Cookbook.  By Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. Ten Speed Press: 2012.  Balaboosta by Einat Admony. Artisan: 2013.             Israeli and middle eastern food seems to be very “in” right now:             http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/146650/talking-new-israeli-cuisine-in-new-york-city  So I thought it might be … Continue reading

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