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Peking Duck Spring Rolls from Janice Y.K. Lee

These spring rolls — tender chunks of duck and crunchy vegetables in a soft rice wrapper with a soy dipping sauce — pair with Janice Y.K. Lee’s novel, THE EXPATRIATES.

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Jordan Family Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

A quick and easy to prepare Salmon Dip recipe from author Brendan Jones, paired with his novel THE ALASKAN LAUNDRY. This versatile dip is a staple at potlucks in Southeastern Alaska.

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Mamma’s Pimento Cheese Recipe from Author Susan M. Boyer

Pimento Cheese is a Southern staple from way back. When I was a child, we made sandwiches with it, and if we were getting fancy, we might grill the sandwich in a pan with butter. My mouth waters like one of Pavlov’s dogs at the thought of a grilled pimento cheese sandwich with tomato soup. […]






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Seven Layer Greek Dip Recipe from J.J. Keeler

In I Hardly Ever Wash My Hands: The Other Side of OCD, I am the main character – and therefore not a cook. However, like the Seven Layer Greek Dip, the anxiety disorder Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) also has many layers. What you see on the surface is not always what is truly going on underneath. […]






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Jewish Chopped Chicken Liver Paté Recipe from Deborah Henry

The two women who become grandmothers to Adrian and Johanna Ellis in The Whipping Club have different tastes. Ben Ellis’s Jewish mother, Beva — or Bubbe as she is nicknamed — makes a chopped chicken liver to die for. Delish, Ben agrees, though his wife Marian’s mother, Ma McKeever would disagree. One scene illustrates the […]






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