Palaver

||Still Life with Turkey Pie, Pieter Claesz (1627)
‘I Was a Directionless Acid Freak Until I Found Cooking’

Four of Hazlitt’s favourite cookbook authors talk shop. Peter Meehan, Jennifer McLagan, Naomi Duguid, and Meredith Erickson on annoying food trends, what makes a great cookbook, and how they really feel about following recipes.

||Though they later fell out, Richard Wright (left) provided encouragement to a young Ralph Ellison and got him the job that provided much of the material for Invisible Man.
Writers and Mentors and What Happens In Between

On the vagaries and virtues of the literary mentorship—Miranda Hill talks with Rick Moody, Jim Shepard, Zsuzsi Gartner, Sarah Selecky, and John Burnside.

| | Andrew Kolb
My Boss Has Body Odour and I Have Sex with My Twin

Four advice columnists—Cheryl Strayed, Cary Tennis, Emily Yoffe and Lynn Coady—talk shop.