FiveBooks Newsletter 72


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[5]Ruth Rogers, co-founder of the acclaimed restaurant River Café, describes
  how taxi drivers in Rome can give you the best recipe for fettuccine in
  today's interview. She recommends five books to prepare your taste buds for
  the weekend.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ruth-rogers-on-italian-food

Also on the site, author [6]Allegra Goodman discusses Jewish fiction,
  journalist [7]Heather Brooke considers the necessity and pitfalls of holding
  power to account, and horror writer [8]Ramsey Campbell selects books for
  halloween.
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/allegra-goodman-on-jewish-fiction
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/heather-brooke-on-holding-power-account
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ramsey-campbell-on-horror-stories

Next week, look out for interviews with historian Juliet Gardiner on the
  1930s, congressman Jerry McNerney on clean energy, critic Alex Ross on
  music, and more.

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[9]Ruth Rogers on Italian Food
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ruth-rogers-on-italian-food

Friday November 4

The co-founder of the acclaimed River Café restaurant in London takes us on
  a culinary tour of Italy and tells us about the books that have inspired
  her,  including  the  one  she asks all her chefs to read [10]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ruth-rogers-on-italian-food

[11]Allegra Goodman on Jewish Fiction
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/allegra-goodman-on-jewish-fiction

Thursday November 3

Jewish literature doesn’t have to be written by Jews, says the novelist, but
  it does have to speak to the Jewish experience. She tells us about the
  Jewish writing, from Chaim Potok to George Eliot, that means the most to her
  [12]Continue reading…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/allegra-goodman-on-jewish-fiction

[13]Heather Brooke on Holding Power to Account
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/heather-brooke-on-holding-power-account

Wednesday November 2

There  is always a danger for journalists, particularly when you cover
  powerful  people.  In order to get access you start making compromises
  [14]Continue reading…
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/heather-brooke-on-holding-power-account

[15]Regina Marchi on the Day of the Dead
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/regina-marchi-on-day-dead

Tuesday November 1

The Latin American holiday commemorating dead relatives is characterised by
  altars decorated with skulls and marigolds, explains the author of a book on
  how the festival has now migrated to the American mainstream [16]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/regina-marchi-on-day-dead

[17]Ramsey Campbell on Horror Stories
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ramsey-campbell-on-horror-stories

Monday October 31

From the psychological terror of a haunted house to the spectral dread of an
  indescribable colour, the British horror writer recommends five disturbing
  tales to get you in the mood for Halloween [18]Continue reading…
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ramsey-campbell-on-horror-stories

[19]Made To Disorder
    Links:
      19. http://b.rw/sJT8gW

Jessa Crispin | Smart Set | 28 October 2011

Fascinating essay on mental illnesses as cultural products. From hysteria to
  multiple personality disorders. "We learn how to be mad, the same way we
  learn  how to be male or female, or how we learn how to participate in
  society" [20]More like this
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[21]Epic Adventures
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      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/epic-adventures

Extreme tourism, unwise adventure and plain bad luck. Enjoy it all from the
  comfort of your armchair [22]Read on
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/reports/epic-adventures

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[23]Italian Food by Elizabeth David
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/italian-food-by-elizabeth-david

[24]Ruth Rogers says: "Before Elizabeth David you had to buy olive oil from
  the chemist" [25]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ruth-rogers-on-italian-food
      25. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[26]David Calvo Juggles And Solves Rubik's Cubes
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/videos/david-calvo-juggles-and-solves-rubiks-cubes

At the same time. Impressive, you must admit
  [27]More videos
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[28]Will Self, on crowds
    Links:
      28. http://moreintelligentlife.com/content/ideas/ian-leslie/crowds

“The crowd is stupider than the averaging of its component minds"

[29]More quotes
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

Reader Recommendations

_@prospect_uk_  Ham  custard, celery log,lettuce in cheese sauce...Sound
  revolting?    They    paved    the   way   for   chefs   like   Heston
  http://t.co/w2mH2KQz [31]#browsings [32]More like this
    Links:
      31. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      32. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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