Sweet gingerbread made with tart cranberries.
Melissa Clark's recipe for roasted acorn squash—for Thanksgiving or any time this winter.
Mollie Katzen makes a meal of Brussels sprouts cooked with potatoes, onion, garlic, and spinach and baked under a layer of grated cheese and coarse bread crumbs.
A bright beet salad with grapefruit and oranges.
Crispy potato kugel made extra delicious with schmaltz.
Mushrooms, spinach, and pasta bathed in a beer-cheese sauce.
Novelist Jonathan Franzen shares a few of his favorite science fiction books from his high-school days. He also recommends Christina Stead's novel The Man Who Loved Children and Adelle Waldman's debut novel The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. And he says the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is a good place to take a walk and see some birds. Just don't ask him for hot new restaurant recommendations.
When Doris Lessing was confronted by a bunch of reporters outside her home in London one day in 2007, and was told she'd just won the Nobel Prize, she retorted, "Oh, Christ!... I couldn't care less." The outspoken, independent, and sometimes irascible author reinvented herself over the course of novels, short stories, essays and poems, whether drawing upon her childhood spent in the Central African bush, or imagining a dystopian future. It was The Golden Notebook, her 1962 novel, though, that brought her the most acclaim. She died recently at the age of 94. You can hear her distinctive voice in an interview with Leonard from 2003 below.
Pumpkin peanut soup and Heaven’s signature cassava chimichurri filet mignon, from Josh Ruxin's restaurant in Rwanda.
Alice Waters offers a recipe for roasted Brussels sprouts.
Fresh fish with cabbage leaves and verbena sauce from one of the best chef's in the world.
A recipe for using seasonal root vegetables from Alice Waters.
Sweetbreads with wilted greens and mushrooms from one of the best chef's in the world.
Richard Serra was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about how he designs and constructs his massive sculptures. He also told us