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“Food Is Love”: Remembering Nora Ephron and ‘Julie & Julia’

Home cooking is often seen as ordinary, but in Ephron’s world, it was high art. Her final film, 2009’s ‘Julie & Julia,’ is both a testament to that passion and a summation of a long, storied, and frequently food-focused career. The Ringer/August 7, 2019

The Man Who Spoke ‘Game of Thrones’ Into Existence

Before HBO came along, there was Roy Dotrice, an actor who created hundreds of voices for the audiobooks of George R.R. Martin’s novels, bringing Westeros to life for millions of listeners. The Ringer/May 9, 2019

How Madhur Jaffrey Changed Indian Home Cooking in the West

Her latest cookbook, 'Instantly Indian,' celebrates the many conveniences of the Instant Pot. Food52/May 30, 2019