The Week's Best Stories From NPR BooksThis week: The 2017 NPR Book Concierge is here! And there's some other great stuff going on too, from an Argentine cartoonist who moonlights as a rock star, to the new Gregory Maguire novel.
Unforgettable: The Bold Flavors of Paula Wolfert's Renegade Life by Emily Kaiser Thelin, a biography of famed chef and cookbook author Paula Wolfert, includes some of Wolfert's famously detailed recipes.
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Chef Massimo Bottura creates a meal from Thanksgiving leftovers in NPR's kitchen. "The leftover is a big problem if you don't have a vision, if you don't have the knowledge of what you can do," he says. Above, he checks the breadcrumbs to make sure they're dry and fine enough to turn into a pasta called passatelli.
The Phantom Minas?: Amazon announced it will bring a Lord of the Rings prequel to television. (Elijah Wood in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)
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Joe Biden and his son, the late Beau Biden, embrace at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. Beau Biden delivered the keynote address that year. He died seven years later from brain cancer.
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