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  • Lucille B. Smith blazed trails as black culinary entrepreneur

    Lucille B. Smith blazed trails as black culinary entrepreneur
    Lucille Bishop Smith was a chef, educator, entrepreneur and food corporation president who has been called the first African-American businesswoman in Texas. She is credited with inventing the first commercially marketed hot roll mix and establishing one of the nation's first college-level commercial foods and technology departments.
  • Eternal appeal of Mediterranean cooking

    Eternal appeal of Mediterranean cooking
    Over the past several months, we have noted a fresh crop of Mediterranean offerings. Authors and publishers still find fresh pleasures in the food of the Med, and bet that readers will too. Among the new books: "Balaboosta: Bold Mediterranean Recipes to...

    Authors Guild calls Amazon 'ruthless,' sides with Hachette

    Authors Guild calls Amazon 'ruthless,' sides with Hachette
    The dispute between the online retailer Amazon and the publisher Hachette has been playing out in public since May, with Amazon delaying the delivery of books by Hachette authors in a bid to pressure Hachette in contract negotiations. This week, the...

    Former Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer freed from prison, halfway house

    Former Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer freed from prison, halfway house
    Jim Greer, former chairman of the Florida GOP, is out of prison, out of a halfway-house and back home in Oviedo. "I just want to get on with my life," he said in a brief interview this morning. Greer, 52, was released by the Florida Department of...

    British children's books don't reflect cultural diversity, Laureate says

    LONDON (Reuters) - British children's books still don't reflect the cultural diversity of the country's children and would-be authors, Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman said. Her own best-known books, the Noughts and Crosses trilogy, tackle racism,...