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Posted inNosh

Alice Medrich’s sweet life

Alice Medrich, the author, is best known for her high-end sweets cookbooks devoted to serious bakers and dessert makers, including the bestsellers Pure Dessert and Bittersweet: Recipes and Tales from a Life in Chocolate. Alice Medrich, the dessert chef and chocolatier, is best known for her influential and ahead-of-its time shop Cocolat. Medrich ran the […]

Posted inCity, Community

Reports from the US-Mexico border: Tyche Hendricks

Day laborers looking for work The recent passage of a law in Arizona that gives police expanded power to ask people for documents proving their legal status is just the latest expression of frustration over immigration. It’s a question that no administration, Democrat or Republican, seems inclined to address. Tyche Hendricks, who teaches international reporting […]

Posted inArts, Business

Books are back

I had an unusual experience for present day America. I went to two new bookstores in Berkeley. First, I stopped in at Books Inc on Fourth Street. I’ve lamented before the loss of Cody’s, which had robbed me of my main reason for going to Fourth Street. Books Inc, which opened in October, doesn’t rise […]