Chefs Yotam Ottolenghi (left) and Sami Tamimi pose for the photographer at their company's bakery in London, December 2012.
May 27, 2015 Yotam Ottolenghi and his partner have a thriving food empire that includes wildly successful cookbooks. We go inside their London test kitchen as recipes are put through their paces.
Charles Cumming's latest book is A Colder War.
September 1, 2014 NPR's Madhulika Sikka profiles Cumming, the author of thoughtful spy sagas like A Colder War. Cumming's books provide plenty of action, but also grapple with the moral quandaries of espionage.
July 20, 2014 If you're looking for a cracking summer read, NPR's Madhulika Sikka says you absolutely must pick up Michael Koryta's thrill-a-minute new novel about a teenager on the run in the Montana woods.
February 24, 2014 Improvements in doctors' ability to detect breast cancer have outpaced our understanding of what to do about it. Doctors and their patients need to work through the options together.
February 12, 2014 The Counterfeit Agent, released this week, is the 8th book in Berenson's series starring tormented ex-CIA agent John Wells, who never stops battling dangers that might be on the front page of the New York Times — and who converted to Islam years before the TV series Homeland used the same plot device.
Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi grab a quick breakfast with NPR's Madhulika Sikka. They stopped by NPR in October to talk food philosophy.
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November 12, 2013 The London-based duo have achieved international fame with their wildly popular restaurants and best-selling cookbooks rooted in Middle Eastern traditions. Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi dropped by NPR to talk food philosophy and kitchen must-haves.
July 12, 2013 The combination sink-toilet is actually an "old" innovation. NPR's Madhulika Sikka had one when she lived in Japan in the 1980s.
Some of the author's favorite foods, like yogurt, just didn't taste good during chemo.
January 17, 2013 Chemotherapy wreaks havoc on the taste buds, which can be a real challenge for anyone who loves food. But there are a few things you can do to maximize your food enjoyment while in cancer treatment.
October 2, 2012 A lavish new book explores the essence of one of cinema's most enduring brands as defined by Bond posters from around the globe and across the decades.
Tickets to London 2012 events come with a travel pass.
August 3, 2012 Want to know a secret? London has been a great place to visit during the Olympics. The city hasn't come to a grinding halt. The weather has not been awful; the sun has even been shining. And London has put out the welcome mat to visitors.
On its website, NBC reported the U.S. women's gymnastics team's gold medal Tuesday. But if you were watching on American TV, you had to wait until prime time to see the competition.
July 31, 2012 There is one gold medal America wins without fail, every four years. It's for the sport of complaining about NBC's tape-delayed coverage of the Olympic Games. Will Americans ever be happy with an Olympics that's not on American soil?
The Olympic Cauldron is lit as fireworks go off during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Friday.
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July 27, 2012 Danny Boyle managed to blend a cacophonous medley of ingredients into something that worked.
Tree Bookshelf: Designer Shawn Soh was inspired by childhood memories of sticking letters on tree branches.
May 1, 2012 Who says books are doomed? Photos celebrate not only books but also the shelves we put them on.
August 3, 2010 While everyone is focused on who will play Lisbeth Salander in the upcoming Hollywood adaptation of the Millennium Trilogy books, commentator Madhulika Sikka takes a second to applaud the casting of Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist.
A street vendor fries jalebi, a treat made of batter and crystallized sugar that is popular in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India.
May 21, 2010 Life along the Grand Trunk Road connecting Indian and Pakistan offers ample evidence of the contrasts in the two countries and their cultures. But at the table, at least, you notice the similarities, not the differences. The NPR team finishes its journey on the historic road by mulling over the region's culinary legacy.
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