Jun 13, 2013 — Postwar marketing of convenience foods pushed our grandmothers to take many shortcuts in the kitchen that modern foodies might find unpalatable. Many involved Jell-O. Cookbook author Jeremy Jackson updated his grandma Mildred's famous strawberry cake recipe to remove this old-school secret ingredient.
Jun 24, 2006 — Brian Lies imagines a different kind of trip to the beach in his picture book, Bats at the Beach. Our ambassador to the world of children's literature, Daniel Pinkwater, talks with Scott Simon about the book.
Jun 8, 2005 — Author Jeremy Jackson suggests wide-ranging incentives for a picnic, from kite-flying to "simple food that travels well," such as fig pate and "cornsomme."