Hallie Pruitt has a habit of taking in strays - both unwanted animals and captivating cowboys. When handsome Cade McAllister seeks shelter in her home while his broken leg heals, it's her homemade candies that keep him sober, but it's the piping hot fantasies she describes in her diary that provides the secret ingredient to Cade's heart.
Since its earliest days, The New Yorker has been a tastemaker: literally. As the home of A. J. Liebling, Joseph Wechsberg, and M. F. K. Fisher, who practically invented American food writing, the magazine established a tradition that is carried forward today by irrepressible literary gastronomes, including Calvin Trillin, Bill Buford, Adam Gopnik, Jane Kramer, and Anthony Bourdain. Now, in this indispensable collection, The New Yorker dishes up a feast of delicious writing on food and drink.
"Personal disappointment !"
The term "primordial soup" was coined nearly 100 years ago to describe the mysterious chemical broth that was home to Earth's very first self-replicating organisms. Ever since, scientists have been trying to cook that soup up in a lab, searching for the exact combination of compounds that gave rise to life as we know it some 4 billion years ago.
"A Secret Group Bought the Ingredients for a Dirty Bomb — Here in the U.S." is from the August 04, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Patrick Malone and narrated by Sam Scholl.