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8 Thanksgiving Dinner Destinations in Europe 2018

If you love Thanksgiving dinner, but not the washing up, why not dine out instead, and soak up the festive atmosphere enjoying a traditional turkey with fellow diners. For the American expat, the culinary curious or those who just enjoy a good celebration without the dishes, from simple fare to …

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Mything the Point

“Myth is the garment of mystery.” – Thomas Mann, Joseph and His Brothers Last week, Donald Maass posted one of his predictably fascinating and eminently useful posts on the subject of awe in fiction, and how to create “marker moments” within a story that, well, let me use his own …

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Christopher Kimball’s Secret to No-Shrink Pie Dough

After 40 years in a test kitchen Christopher Kimball, founder of Milk Street, knows a thing or two about pie crusts. He understands better than anyone the obstacles that bakers might experience when trying to pull off the perfect pie, and has spent years – and countless pounds of flour and butter …

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How to Tame this Spicy Root Vegetable

Horseradish might look like an unremarkable root vegetable, but if you’ve ever experienced its fiery wrath, you’ll know that this brassica bites back.  Most of us will be more familiar with the lonely supermarket jar of horseradish and vinegar lurking at the back of the fridge, patiently awaiting the company …

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Unifying Your Story around a Meaningful Theme

Please welcome Jeanne Cavelos back to Writer Unboxed today! Jeanne is the director of the Odyssey Writing Workshops Charitable Trust, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization devoted to helping writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror improve their work. More from her bio: Jeanne began her professional life as an astrophysicist working at …

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