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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

New York Times food writer Amanda Hesser describes updating 1,000-plus recipes in the new The Essential New York Times Cookbook. And Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi looks into why no Wall Street bankers were held responsible for their roles in the financial crisis.

Amanda Hesser on The Essential New York Times Cookbook

New York Times food columnist Amanda Hesser talks about the process of updating every one of the 1,000-plus recipes in the book The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New Century, the compendium of influential and delicious recipes from chefs, home cooks, and food writers. Her chapter introductions showcase the history of American cooking along with what makes each recipe special. It includes recipes for Plum Torte, David Eyre's Pancake, Pamela Sherrid's Summer Pasta, and classics from 1940's Caesar salad and 1960's flourless chocolate cake, to today's no-knead bread.

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Matt Taibbi Asks Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail?

Matt Taibbi talks about his latest article for Rolling Stone magazine, "Why Isn’t Wall Street in Jail?" He reports on why Wall Street banks—the culprits behind the global financial disaster—weren’t criminally prosecuted for knowingly selling worthless mortgage-backed investments to insurance companies, state pension funds, and foreign banks. 

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Amanda Hesser's Recipe for Cucumbers in Cream

Amanda Hesser shares her recipe for Cucumbers in Cream from her new cookbook: "The Essential NYT Cookbook."

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Amanda Hesser's Recipe for French (Flourless) Chocolate Cake

Read more to find out how to make Amanda Hesser's French (Flourless) Chocolate Cake from her new cookbook: "The Essential NYT Cookbook."

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Amanda Hesser's Recipe for Purple Plum Torte

Learn how to make Amanda Hesser's Purple Plum Torte from her new cookbook: "The Essential NYT Cookbook."

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Amanda Hesser's Recipe for David Eyre's Pancake

Find out how to make Amanda Hesser's "David Eyre's Pancake," from her cookbook: The Essential New York Times Cookbook.

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