Today is the first day of Hanukkah, and we welcome a post from Samira K. Mehta, author of Beyond Chrismukkah: The Christian-Jewish Interfaith Family in the United States, published by UNC Press. The rate of interfaith marriage in the United States has risen so radically since the sixties that it is difficult to recall how… Continue Reading Samira K. Mehta: Beyond Chrismukkah
Happy Thanksgiving! As we enter this week of food, family and fun, here’s a run-down of our favorite Thanksgiving holiday recipe posts from UNC Press cookbook authors. We hope you’ll find a recipe or two that you can add to your holiday table. Remember, you can order all of these books and save 40 percent… Continue Reading Happy Thanksgiving: A roundup of holiday recipes from UNC Press cookbooks
Happy Presidents’ Day everyone! Today’s federal holiday treat is an article at History News Network by author Chris Myers Asch. He muses on how our first President has saved the United States from needing to overthrow any leaders. In light of the recent events in Egypt, Asch discusses how stepping down peacefully after two terms… Continue Reading Chris Myers Asch on one of George Washington’s greatest contributions
Joe Perry’s Christmas in Germany and Nancy Smith Thomas’ Moravian Christmas in the South provide insight into Christmas customs and traditions. Continue Reading How Christmas in Germany will forever change my understanding of The Nutcracker
For your holiday viewing pleasure, we offer you some cheer from Brooks Hall. A couple weeks ago, Jennifer kicked off our holiday door decorating season with her stockings full of books. Today we bring you the rest of the tour. You can see the images in the slideshow below, but to see the captions you’ll… Continue Reading Holiday Slideshow
We welcome a guest post this Hanukkah from Marcie Cohen Ferris, author of Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South , which we’ve just released in paperback and which the Chicago Tribune called “fascinating reading mixed with delicious recipes.” In this post Ferris recalls her childhood as a religious minority in her Arkansas… Continue Reading Marcie Cohen Ferris: A Happy Southern Hanukkah
Elaine Maisner is a senior editor at UNC Press. Over a recent winter break, she asked her daughter, Zina—a wonderful baker—to make Cornmeal Vanilla Bean Shortbreads, from Sweet Stuff: Karen Barker’s American Desserts. Here’s their step-by-step guide to making these delicious cookies.–ellen I thought it would be fun to take pictures of Zina making these… Continue Reading What’s Cooking? Karen Barker’s Cornmeal Vanilla Bean Shortbreads!