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Real-life Countess of 'Downton Abbey' writes castle's history in second book

The Countess of Carnarvon lives at Highclere castle, the location at/on which "Downton Abbey" is filmed and based.

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 08:21am EST

Tags: Downton Abbey, Countess of Carnarvon, Highclere Castle, Lady Catherine

Dishing on the drama: Behind the scenes of the Food Network

New York Times journalist Allen Salkin got his first taste of Food Network frenzy while covering the South Beach Wine & Food Festival in 2008 -- and he was struck by the attention paid to the network's top chefs. Salkin's new book dives into the world of the Food Network.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 09:56am EDT

Tags: Food Network, Allen Salkin, Rachel Nania, From Scratch, food

Deconstructing Indian cooking

Thirty-one years ago, Raghavan Iyer moved from Mumbai to Minneapolis. Recreating the tastes of India in the kitchen is one way Iyer planned to make his home, 8,000-miles away, feel closer. But he quickly realized his biggest limitation in this quest: American grocery stores.

Sunday - 08/25/2013, 09:10pm EDT

Tags: indian food, cooking, Raghavan Iyer, spices, tips, food, recipe

Q&A: Talking 'Luluisms' with veteran journalist Gina London

Kids say the darnest things, and 5-year-old Lulu London is no exception. Former CNN journalist Gina London spoke to WTOP Living about her new book, "Because I'm Small Now and You Love Me," which chronicles her daughter's funny sayings.

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 10:30am EST

Tags: Gina London, author, CNN, children, Alex Beall

New book contains letters, thoughts from Lennon

On what would have been his 72nd birthday, new insights about John Lennon's life have surfaced in a book.

Tuesday - 10/09/2012, 05:18pm EDT

Tags: john lennon, the john lennon letters,

Study: Readers trust amateur book reviews as much expert book reviews

A study from the Harvard Business School says when it comes to book reviews, readers trust each other as much as they trust the so-called experts.

Sunday - 05/20/2012, 07:47am EDT

Tags: study, Harvard Business School, literary critic, Amazon