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Lucky 7 for April: Thinking of Mom

April 9, 2013 • No Comments

From Freudian to sentimental, our thoughts turn to mom this time of year. This month’s collection of Lucky 7 e-books–just $1.99 each through April 30–looks at the complex, comforting, and confounding relationships between mothers and…

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Lucky 7 for September: Food, Glorious Food

4 Comments September 1, 2012 • 4 Comments

Food, Glorious Food
Food is language. Food is love. Food is family. Food is fun. Fill up your plate—and your e-reader—with these tasty morsels of perfectly priced e-books. They’re all just $1.99 throughout September. So…

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Algonquin’s Guide to Gift Giving, Winter 2011

1 Comment December 14, 2011 • 1 Comment

I always wait until the last minute to buy Christmas and Chanukah presents for my family. It’s not because shopping slips my mind, or because I forget about the holidays or my family, but mostly…

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Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Books They’ve Read in 2011, Part 2

1 Comment December 7, 2011 • 1 Comment

Donia Bijan, author of Maman’s Homesick Pie
This was the year of displaced persons.
The Invisible Bridge, by Julie Orringer. The untold story of Hungarian Jews forced to flee as Europe’s tragedy unfolds, renders the…

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Bread Stuffing from Maman’s Homesick Pie

No Comments November 22, 2011 • No Comments

From all of us at Algonquin, Happy Thanksgiving! We present you with this delicious Bread Stuffing recipe from Maman’s Homesick Pie.

 
My Mother’s Bread Stuffing
Stuffing for a 12- to 15 pound turkey or…

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At Home With Algonquin: Chicken, Rice, and Eggplant … Cake! From Maman’s Homesick Pie

1 Comment October 6, 2011 • 1 Comment

Whether I’m writing a poem, reading a novel, or walking at dusk, I like to take my time and savor every moment of the experience. I also love the thrill of conquering a new challenge.…

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At Home With Algonquin: Cocoa Pound Cake from Maman’s Homesick Pie

5 Comments September 14, 2011 • 5 Comments

Madame’s Cocoa Pound Cake
Madame, the lady who ran the lunch kiosk at my school in Iran, made two simple cakes every day, spice and cocoa. She displayed them under a cake dome, lightly dusted…

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Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Summer Reads: Part 2

2 Comments August 24, 2011 • 2 Comments

This summer I’m revisiting Sinclair Lewis, whom despite being the first American writer awarded the Nobel, along with the first to refuse the Pulitzer, seems to have fallen out of vogue in recent decades, but…

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Sneak Peek: Maman’s Homesick Pie by Donia Bijan

4 Comments July 18, 2011 • 4 Comments

San Francisco chef Donia Bijan’s mouthwatering memoir, Maman’s Homesick Pie, will be landing in bookstores in October.  To pique your appetite, we have some advanced praise and an excerpt below.
In the Bijan family, food…

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Summer Reading List

70 Comments June 23, 2011 • 70 Comments

It’s no secret that we Algonkians are voracious readers. This summer, we’re excited to dive into a wide variety of books, from the eclectic (The Decameron, Emily Post’s Etiquette, Yakuza Moon) to the wildly popular…

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